Scoring 17+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale, the 12.5% alcohol Non-Vintage Lanson Champagne Depuis 1760 Black Label was more than worth its $45 cost.  The bubbly was disgourged in March of 2017.

Tiny bubbles, fresh straw, French bread, and warm toast fill the nose. The wine is refreshing and excites the mouth.



Non-vintage is REALLY multi-vintage. Champagne without a year, is made from a few different vintages. Disgourged means the process of taking the dead yeast out of the wine so it is perfectly clear. They give you the date on the back label so you can figure out how old it is.

The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are at the heart of this wine. It is the perfect pre-dinner wine served with olives and salted almonds. I should drink a lot more of this, and so should you.  In Vino Veritas.