Monday, 26 December 2011
Magnum of 1989 Lanson to kick off Christmas lunch
1989 Lanson Champagne
We started our Christmas day family lunch with a magnum of 1989 Lanson, which showed very well with richness from this hot vintage but also good, fresh acidity providing balance. This was one of six magnums that was part of my Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award which I won back in 1997 for work on exposing the Champagne for the millennium investment scams. The Noble Cuvée proved to be a far better investment in pleasure than all the often poor quality Champagnes that were flogged to unsuspecting punters back in 1996 and 1997 by snake oil scamsters on the premise that come the millennium there would be a huge shortage of Champagne. Of course it proved to be entirely erroneous.