Wednesday 21 August 2013

A Bottle of Bubbly - 1985 Lanson

As a pre wine to get the taste buds going before the tasting of the Brunello´s shown in the previous post I opened this bottle. We caught it in perfect maturity!

1985 Lanson
The nose is deep, round and mature with lovely notes of ripe red apples, blood orange peel, dry fudge, white raisins and lots of mushrooms. Opens up nicely in the glass with some dry lemoncello notes after a while. Interesting, elegant and yummy!
The taste is fine, mature, a bit soft but with lots of sweet fruit and still enough bubbles to get that nice tingly feeling on your tongue from a mature Champagne. Notes of mushroom cream, dried fruits, autumn apples, dry fudge and sweet minerals. A very fine bitter note in the finish. This is drinking great now but shouldn´t be kept any longer.
91p   (tasted 2013/08)

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