2002 Lanson Noble Cuvée Champagne

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.

Consume: now-2030
Purchased: $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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