I’ve been looking forward to a new Langham Blanc de Noirs after the previous ’11 vintage was a quick sell-out. The ’13 is made from 58% Pinot Noir and 42% Pinot Meunier.
This is one of those Noirs that has a slight lick of colour to it from the Pinots, giving an alluring bronzed tone. It smells wonderful, starting with light citrus and sweet red apple, with hints of honey, nutty pastry and floral notes.
The taste is initially brilliantly dry and focused, leading to a complex unfolding of red apple and toasted nut, with strong red fruit suggestions.
A very refined drop of fizz with gorgeous textures throughout, this will only get better and will mature excellently in the bottle.