Wine of the Week AU

Champagne Lanson Le Blanc de Blancs NV, Champagne, AUD $100

This is a new wine from this venerable Champagne house, made from 100% chardonnay and aged for longer than the other Lanson non-vintage wines.

It has a light to medium straw-yellow colour and a complex nutty bouquet, with lots of Champagne aldehydes plus dried flower and dried fruit aromas including dried apple, while the palate is tremendously attacking with bright acidity and penetrating citrus and almond-nougat flavours. Concentrated and driving, it lasts long on the palate, with a cleansing dry finish, enlivened by typically high acidity. A great food wine. (Cork)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view original tasting note

Alcohol: 12.5%

Ageing: best drinking within five years

Food: poached free-range chicken

Stockists: Dan Murphy’s stores including South Melbourne, The District and Richmond – Vic; Double Bay, Alexandria, Kingsford, Wolli Creek and Hurstville – NSW (AU only)

Ranked: #4 of 79 NV Chardonnay from Champagne

Awarded: Top Rank

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