Lanson is one of the oldest houses in Champagne, and frequently among the best value. They sell around four million bottles of Champagne a year. That sounds like a lot until you see reports of Moét selling 30 million bottles. Lanson also holds a royal warrant to provide Champagne to the Royal Family, though then do most of the major houses including Bollinger, Krug, Mumm, Veuve Cliquot, Pol Roger and so on. The royal family really like their Champagne.
The 2002 Lanson Gold Label Vintage, which you could buy for $50 or so five or six years ago remains one of the best value Champagnes I’ve ever come across. Today’s wine, the Lanson Black Label NV is consistently a good buy. It’s the first place I’d look for a Champagne below $50, which
The Review: Champagne Lanson Black Label NV
This smells great — there’s honey, brioche, white peach, almonds and a hint of citrus. It’s very fresh on the palate too and there is a refreshing burst of acidity that is balanced perfectly by a touch of sweetness. So, all up,