Representing the apogée of Lanson’s outstanding grape selection, the Noble Cuvée is a stylish distillation of everything renowned Champagne house Lanson represents.
Produced only in exception vintages, the Noble Cuvée Blanc de Blancs is a pure and true vintage Champagne. Redolent with remarkable fruit on the flavour, the freshness of the palate lives on as this wine ages. With fine, persistent beads, it is all citrus, toast, and orchard fruits. It is made under the traditional Lanson technique that does now allow for malolactic fermentation.
"Lanson's 2002 Noble Cuvée Blanc des Blancs Millésime Brut is 100% Chardonnay from Grand Cru villages. It is a rich, ripe and round Blanc de Blancs that combines its smooth opulence with freshness, elegance, finesse and purity. Excellent and still on its way."
92 points, Wine Advocate (June 2016)
"Disgorged in June 2015 after a staggering 12 years ageing in the cellar, this is an essay in great chardonnay with gently flinty grapefruit and lemon fruit on the nose, not to mention hints of white almond and sweet pastry-like notes. The palate has a long spark of fine acidity that is deeply integrated into fresh lemon, yellow grapefruit and beautifully fleshy, smooth mid-palate fruit flavor. Great wine."
94 points, jamessuckling.com (October 2016)
"Now just approaching maturity, this floral, aromatic wine is superb. Very dry, very crisp and with delicious lemon and green-apple freshness, the wine also has a strongly mineral character that comes from the chalk soil of the Côte des Blancs. The wine is just ready, although it will age further."
95 points, Wine Enthusiast (December 2017)
Located 150 km east of Paris, Champagne is the French wine region renowned for producing the finest, most rich and complex sparkling wines in the world. The elegance, longevity and racy acidity of these wines are attributed to the influence of the chalky soils of the region and the cool, marginal continental climate. The region spans an area of 35,000 ha and has 4 main growing areas, each favouring one of the three noble Champagne varieties; Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Champagne has a vineyard quality hierarchy based on the soils, aspect and overall quality of the grapes. Like Burgundy, these quality designations are allocated to the vineyards of the village. Of the 319 villages of Champagne, 17 have Grand Cru status and 44 villages are designated Premier Cru. All Champagne is produced by Traditional Method. The vast majority of Champagne is a blend of the three varieties and may also be a blend of several vintages producing the popular Non Vintage (NV) house styles. Top quality blends from exceptional years are sold as Vintage (Millésime) Champagne.