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1996 Champagne Lancelot Pienne Blanc de Blancs Brut Cuvée Marie Lancelot (750ml)
Producer: Champagne Lancelot-Pienne
Appellation: Champagne - France (AOC)
Type: sparkling white
Varietal: Chardonnay
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Good/Very Good
Est. Price: US$39.99
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Tasting Notes:
rated: December 20, 2005 , K&L Wine Merchants klwines.com
"This fantastic 1996 comes exclusively from old vine estate fruit in the Grand Cru of Cramant that is selected from a small plot of their 17.5 acres of vineyard. Unlike many of the other Blanc de Blancs we have from the more southerly grand crus, this is opulent, full-bodied Champagne. All the same, it still has the length and refreshing qualities of the vintage. The Champagne has wonderful aromatics; white flowers, rye toast, and chalky minerality. It drinks well now with anything from sushi (I had a bottle with a homemade ahi roll) to any kind of shellfish. It will age gorgeously for at least 10 years. -Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer " Best 2005-2015
rated: December 22, 2005 , Catherine Granger ManageYourCellar.com
3.5 stars "Flowery, full and soft with an elegant finish, and delicious with a salmon mousse"