Lanson’s 260th Birthday. Steady bubble stream. Light gold, in color. Baked apple, lemon, pear, brioche, chalk, mineral. Fine mousse, on a citrus, mineral, finish.
Price: this bottle is currently selling for $140.
Score: 93 points
Founded in 1760 by Francis Delamotte, and in 1798 handed operations to his son Nicolas-Louis. He was a Knight of the Order of Malta, and introduced the Maltese Cross as an emblem on the label.
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