“ Brand: Lanson / Type: Champagne „
I was amazed to be given a bottle of this expensive bubbly as a gift. I have since found out that this superb champagne costs around the £30 mark for a 75cl bottle.
I have to start first with the look of the bottle - which I think is stunning - it has a unique look as the bottle is totally enshrouded in elegant pale pink with a gold edged label . I mean it looks achingly expensive straight of the bat (which of course it is in my opinion). The design is effortless class. Not only is the bottle a gorgeous shade of pink but so is the contents which won't come too much as a surprise to any wine buffs given as this is a rose champagne. This champagne is of course produced in Champagne regions of France where the grapes are grown. Naturally, it has a traditional cork, which is where we move onto next...
==The Taste Test==
Having chilled to get it nice and chilled the cork was duly popped at a dinner party I was holding. Each glass was eagerly held up to taste this superior fizz. The bubbles seemed to explode in my mouth as I sipped it. Upon testing we were all enchanted with the taste, yes it had a fruity aroma for champagne, as I have often found other champagnes to be incredibly dry to the extent of feeling my tongue is a rung out sponge however, this beauty did none of that. The taste was incredibly bubbly but thirst quenching with it quite refreshing in its notes and in direct comparison to other brands. In addition, the aftertaste was gentle and not too intense. was a brut (dry) champagne, but you can also get variations in demi-sec which would make it sweeter if that is more your palate. (Something to remember if someone offers to get you some as a present!).
I would say this is obviously a real treat for a celebration but also it goes very well with a dinner of chicken and fish as it is light. However as the price is somewhat prohibitive I would probably purchase as a special gift for someone celebrating a wedding, 18th or 21st or special anniversary etc. The main reason for this being it looks so specular In the box and mainly because the taste is so special, crisp, fruity and light and rounded in a way no other I have tasted has been.
An expensive champagne; which not only looks expensive but tastes expensive too. A real treat of a gift to give someone.
**** 4 Stars as I had to take a star of for the prohibitive cost.
Limited stock. Lanson was one of the first brands to offer Rose Champagne. In this respect, the House has over 50 years experience. Rose derives its pink tint from the blending of the 3 classic grape varieties, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier an