We are excited to be able to offer this rare Champagne rated 98 points by Jane Anson and 94 by William Kelley. Located in the heart of Reims, Clos Lanson is the only hectare of vineyard to remain within the historical walls of the city.
This single vineyard benefits from a very pure, chalky soil and an exceptional microclimate which is favorable for the development of the vine. Its tiny size, however, means that each year only a very limited number of vintage bottles are produced (only 7545 bottles and 247 magnums each year).
Not only is it rare, but it’s also very good and with 98 points from Jane Anson and 94 from William Kelley, this is not to be missed for the Champagne lovers amongst us.
2009 Clos Lanson
£390 per case in bond (3 individual OWCs in a 3 bottle OC)
£330 per mag in bond
98 pts Jane Anson
“Clos Lanson is unusual for making a vintage every year because this 1ha pure Chardonnay plot is in a warm, early-ripening location. Even visually it looks wonderfully bright, greengage/pale silver in colour, with a silky texture and fresh aromatics of apricot blossom and citrus zest. On the palate, you get quince, apricot pit, stone fruits, citrus, white truffle and honeysuckle, just gorgeous layers with grip, tension, and a natural richness that allows them to keep dosage on the low side. Full of generosity and finesse, this will easily last at least another decade. As it opens, walnut, frangipane and flaky pastry notes appear, and it grips on. First time on the Place for this wine. Tasted twice. Winemaker Hervé Dantan. 3g/l dosage, disgorged May 2022, so this will benefit from another year in bottle. They are releasing the 2009 before the cooler 2008 vintage. Vinified in Agonne-forest barrels (the only Lanson cuvée to do so), no new oak, 12 years ageing in cellars.”
94 pts William Kelley
“The 2009 Brut Blanc de Blancs Clos Lanson is showing beautifully, mingling aromas of pear, green apple and citrus oil with hints of fresh pastry, sourdough and nutmeg. Full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, it’s deep and incisive, with lovely tension and chalky back-end grip, concluding with a long and penetrating finish. 2009 marks the third vintage of biodynamic farming for this small, one-hectare vineyard.”
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