Champagne Lanson’s La Black Réserve cuvée has achieved top marks from prestigious US-based wine publication Wine Enthusiast.
La Black Réserve — along with Champagne Lanson’s new Le Blanc de Blancs cuvée — is now available in Paris airports with Lagardère Travel Retail.
At 96 points, La Black Réserve was the highest-scored wine in the non-vintage category. It also received Wine Enthusiast’s coveted Editor’s Choice distinction.
Wine Enthusiast has a 100-point ranking system that rates a wide range of wines from all over the world.
In addition to La Black Réserve, Champagne Lanson’s other cuvées also received high marks from Wine Enthusiast: Le Vintage 2009 and Le Green Label Bio were awarded 94 points, Le Blanc de Blancs 93, while Le Black Label Brut and le Rosé both scored 92.
Commenting on Le Black Réserve, Wine Enthusiast European Editor Roger Voss said: “A blend of as many as 100 different parcels, this newly-created cuvée has depth and richness both from the high proportion of Pinot Noir and the 45% of reserve wines.
“The wine’s ripe green-plum and fine perfumed character give touches of coming, full maturity. Drink this very fine bottling now but also age for several years.”
According to Champagne Lanson, the positive Wine Enthusiast ratings are a reflection of the company’s commitment to producing high quality wines and a testament to its 260-year champagne heritage.
In a recent interview with The Moodie Davitt Report Founder and Chairman Martin Moodie, Champagne Lanson President François Van Aal reflects on this heritage and the sobering impact of COVID-19.