A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to take a short break to the United Arab Emirates. On the plane ride from London Heathrow to Abu Dhabi they were serving Lanson Black Label as their “House” Champagne. So having more than a couple of hours to spare I thought I’d do a tasting.
First a bit of background.
Lanson like all champagnes is made in the Champagne region of France. It is made in the same way that all other champagnes are made with a secondary fermentation in the bottle. Take a look at my previous article on how is champagne made to get the full details.
Impressively Lanson Black Label is made up of 4o to 50 different crus that are blended together to from the base before the secondary fermentation. Lanson also use all three of the grape varieties for champagne with an approximate split of 50% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier that form this wonderful Brut Champagne.
The champagne is a fantastic light golden colour with the mild smell of toast and honey. On the pallet you get an initial bouquet of ripe fruits which fades away to leave a nice light refreshing citrus finish.
To conclude, this champagne is very nice, I can highly recommend it for casual consumption as well as for a celebratory drink. Lanson Black label retails at around £30 per 75cl bottle.
Find Lanson Black Label at: The House of Drinks.