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Wine/How old is my magnum of Lanson Black Label Champagne?


Dear David,

any info would be great. Found this in my dad's attic. Back label has fallen off. This will probably taste off, but any idea on age?

Many thanks,


Hi Andrew,

There's no way to date non-vintage blends accurately but this could be anything up to 60 years old as Lanson's claim 'By appointment' to HM Queen Elizabeth.

I'm afraid 'will probably taste off' might be a bit of an understatement as loft storage is about the worst possible as the temperature cycles between below frezzing in winter to very hot in summer.




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