The wine is a very pretty bright light yellow with a steady stream of tiny bubbles. Pears, yeast, and a touch of smoke are on the nose. Smoke is stronger on the palate, underlying deeper fruits, a blend of baked apples and fresh apples, fresh baked bread and a touch of ginger. Baked apple and graphite linger on the finish. This offers great layers of complexity at a reasonable Champagne price. Drink with smoked or fresh oysters. Highly Recommended (91-93). DH


WHO: Lanson
WHAT: Champagne Blend
DESIGNATION: Black Label
WHERE: France, Champagne
WHEN: N.V.
HOW MUCH: $39 (media sample)

 

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David Honig, the Publisher, looked at what was happening in the world of wine journalism and realized there were a lot of great writers out there at the same time paying publications, from newspapers to websites, were dropping like flies. So he created Palate Press to find the best writers and create a new forum for them to sell their best work. He is a self-educated oenophile, and defers to the tremendous experience and wisdom of the amazing staff at PALATE PRESS: The Online Wine Magazine.