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Cap Classique Colmant Absolu Zero NV

Absolu Zero Dosage NV is 100% Chardonnay with the fruit coming from Franschhoek (65%) and Robertson (35%). A portion of the base wine (15%) is fermented in French oak barrels while a further 15% of reserve wine from previous vintages is also blended in. These techniques contribute to the complexity and elegance of the finished product – as does the extended time on lees, 85 months minimum – or seven years in layman’s terms! Colmant Absolu NV is the pinnacle of the range: a Blanc de Blanc with zero dosage and extended lees maturation of 85 months. A poised balance of maturity, complexity and fresh vivacity.

Champagne Lanson “Black Label” Brut Non-Vintage Magnum

R1,750.00 inc. VAT
"Light gold. Aromas of nectarine, pear and lemon curd, with subtle ginger, lees and floral accents. Sappy orchard and citrus fruit flavors are given spine by tangy acidity and pick up spiciness and a chalky nuance with air. Powerful yet lithe and focused, finishing with very good clarity and length and lingering spiciness.” – Josh Raynolds, Antonio Galloni’s Vinous

Champagne Lanson “Gold Label” Brut Vintage 2008 Magnum

R2,510.00 inc. VAT
"In all probability the finest rendition of this cuvée since 1996, Lanson's 2008 Brut Vintage Gold Label is an impressive wine in the making, unwinding in the glass with aromas of white flowers, lemon oil, orange rind, apple and freshly baked sourdough. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, racy and incisive, with a concentrated but tight-knit profile that exemplifies the house's non-malo style, concluding with a long and penetrating finish. It's a terrific value in the world of seriously age-worthy Champagne." - William Kelley, Wine Advocate

Champagne Lanson “Gold Label” Brut Vintage Magnum 2005

R2,200.00 inc. VAT
"Yellow-golden in color, the 2005 Gold Label Vintage Brut has a deep, ripe and vinous nose. Rich, ripe and full on the palate, with finesse, elegance and a good, pretty long finish, this is a complex cuvée that is built more on maturity than freshness this year." - Stephan Reinhardt, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Champagne Lanson “Le Vintage” Brut 2009

R1,250.00 inc. VAT
"Disgorged in February 2017, Lanson's 2009 Brut Vintage Gold Label is more immediate than its 2008 predecessor, bursting from the glass with notes of citrus oil, green apples, fresh peach and wheat toast. Medium to full-bodied, pillowy and charming, it's bright and penetrating, but also comparatively giving and approachable for a young-vintage Lanson." - William Kelly, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Champagne Lanson “Noble Cuvee” Millesime Brut 2000

R1,920.01 inc. VAT
"The "ultimate expression of the Lanson style" is made from predominantly Chardonnay and a third portion of Pinot Noir, all grand cru, and offers an intense bouquet of mocha, honey, hazelnut and nougat plus ripe and cooked apples. Pure, elegant and firmly structured on the palate this is an expressive 2000 Noble Cuvee de Lanson Millesime Brut Champagne with a toasty character and a really dry taste. Quite stimulating and complex" - Stephan Reinhardt, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Champagne Lanson “Black Label” Brut Non-Vintage Mathusalem (6l)

R6,995.00 inc. VAT
"“Light gold. Aromas of nectarine, pear and lemon curd, with subtle ginger, lees and floral accents. Sappy orchard and citrus fruit flavors are given spine by tangy acidity and pick up spiciness and a chalky nuance with air. Powerful yet lithe and focused, finishing with very good clarity and length and lingering spiciness.” – Josh Raynolds, Antonio Galloni’s Vinous

Champagne Lanson Black Label Brut Non-Vintage

R750.01 inc. VAT
"Light gold. Aromas of nectarine, pear and lemon curd, with subtle ginger, lees and floral accents. Sappy orchard and citrus fruit flavors are given spine by tangy acidity and pick up spiciness and a chalky nuance with air. Powerful yet lithe and focused, finishing with very good clarity and length and lingering spiciness." - Josh Raynolds, Antonio Galloni's Vinous.com

Champagne Lanson Black Label Brut Non-Vintage 375ml

R425.01 inc. VAT
Champagne Lanson Black Label Brut Non-Vintage - “Light gold. Aromas of nectarine, pear and lemon curd, with subtle ginger, lees and floral accents. Sappy orchard and citrus fruit flavors are given spine by tangy acidity and pick-up spiciness and a chalky nuance with air. Powerful yet lithe and focused, finishing with very good clarity and length and lingering spiciness.”- Josh Raynolds, Vinous

Champagne Lanson Black Label Brut Non-Vintage 3L

R3,510.01 inc. VAT
"Light gold. Aromas of nectarine, pear and lemon curd, with subtle ginger, lees and floral accents. Sappy orchard and citrus fruit flavors are given spine by tangy acidity and pick-up spiciness and a chalky nuance with air. Powerful yet lithe and focused, finishing with very good clarity and length and lingering spiciness."- Josh Raynolds, Vinous

Champagne Lanson Gold Label Brut Vintage 1976 Magnum

R12,995.00 inc. VAT
Tasted from magnum, Lanson's 1976 Brut Vintage Collection is spectacular, mingling aromas of white currant, lemon and confit citrus with nuances of brioche, beeswax and dried white flowers. Full-bodied, layered and seamless, it's deep and complete, with huge energy and concentration and a long, saline finish. The product of a dry, warm growing season and an early harvest, the 1976 blend contains an atypically high percentage of Chardonnay.

Champagne Lanson Gold Label Brut Vintage 1979 Magnum

R11,994.99 inc. VAT
A deep copper golden colour. On the nose, initial impacts of spicy and candied fruits. The palate is an abundance of fruit and deep candied flavours, the length on the mid palate is good with complexity throughout until the finish.

Champagne Lanson Gold Label Brut Vintage 1983 Magnum

R9,995.00 inc. VAT
A straw yellow colour with dried fig and apricot aromas. Toasted almonds and biscuits on the palate with a powerful vivacity, hints of citrus and peaches throughout.

Champagne Lanson Gold Label Brut Vintage 1985

R4,350.00 inc. VAT
“Tasted from magnum, Lanson’s 1985 Brut Vintage Collection is showing brilliantly, revealing a complex bouquet of dried fruit, mandarin orange, toasted bread, honeycomb and musky peach, followed by a full-bodied, deep and intensely concentrated palate that’s layered and multidimensional, built around the house’s trademark spine of incisive acidity that tempers the inherent generosity of the vintage. Long and penetrating, it concludes with a delicately exotic finish.” – William Kelley, Wine Advocate

Champagne Lanson Gold Label Brut Vintage 1985 Magnum

R8,995.00 inc. VAT
"Tasted from magnum, Lanson's 1985 Brut Vintage Collection is showing brilliantly, revealing a complex bouquet of dried fruit, mandarin orange, toasted bread, honeycomb and musky peach, followed by a full-bodied, deep and intensely concentrated palate that's layered and multidimensional, built around the house's trademark spine of incisive acidity that tempers the inherent generosity of the vintage. Long and penetrating, it concludes with a delicately exotic finish." - William Kelley, Wine Advocate

Champagne Lanson Gold Label Brut Vintage 1988

R4,350.00 inc. VAT
No malolactic fermentation means plenty of fresh acidity and makes this brut nearly as fresh as the day it was born. Enjoy with grilled fish tonight or cellar it for a while. This one will age gracefully for many years to come.

Champagne Lanson Gold Label Brut Vintage 1988 Magnum

R8,950.00 inc. VAT
No malolactic fermentation means plenty of fresh acidity and makes this brut nearly as fresh as the day it was born. Enjoy with grilled fish tonight or cellar it for a while. This one will age gracefully for many years to come.

Champagne Lanson Gold Label Brut Vintage 1989 Magnum

R8,500.00 inc. VAT
Tasted from magnum, the 1989 Brut Vintage Collection from Lanson exhibits aromas of toasted nuts and dried fruits as well as hints of confit citrus and mocha. Broad, muscular and powerful, this is a deep and textural Champagne built around considerable dry extract and mid-palate weight as well as the usual racy spine of acidity.

Champagne Lanson Gold Label Brut Vintage 1990

R3,995.00 inc. VAT
Nice glowing golden colour. Quite nettly and herbaceous at first, the nose reveals lots of crisp citrus fruit and over-ripe pear, but then a little toasty, biscuity richness shows through. Very full mousse, the palate is densely packed with crisp apple and pear fruit but shot through with racy acidity. Good length, very persistent mousse.

Champagne Lanson Gold Label Brut Vintage 1990 Magnum

R7,695.00 inc. VAT
Nice glowing golden colour. Quite nettly and herbaceous at first, the nose reveals lots of crisp citrus fruit and over-ripe pear, but then a little toasty, biscuity richness shows through. Very full mousse, the palate is densely packed with crisp apple and pear fruit but shot through with racy acidity. Good length, very persistent mousse.

Champagne Lanson Gold Label Brut Vintage 1995 Magnum

R5,300.01 inc. VAT
Musky aromas of nuts and minerals, along with hints of mushroom, earth and smoke. Rather aggressive and raw in the mouth, with slightly crude citrus and stone flavors of decent intensity.

Champagne Lanson Gold Label Brut Vintage 1996

R3,650.00 inc. VAT
Tasted from magnum, Lanson's 1996 Brut Vintage Collection offers up a deep bouquet of citrus oil, confit lemon, fresh peach and wheat toast, as well as the iodine and kelp top notes that are so often characteristic of this particular vintage. Full-bodied, multidimensional and concentrated, it's deep, tensile and incisive, with a racy—even trenchant—spine of acidity and a long, penetrating finish. The 1996 is still a very youthful wine that's evolving gracefully, so readers should feel no urgency to open bottles.

Champagne Lanson Gold Label Brut Vintage 1998 Magnum

R4,749.99 inc. VAT
A straw-yellow colour, slightly amber. On the nose, aromas of dried fig, apricot and pear, mixed with overtones of biscuit. In the mouth, a delicate impact, great fullness and a satisfying, lively finish.