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Salon Blanc de Blancs le Mesnil 1997

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"The 1997 Brut Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil possesses striking detail and depth in a surprisingly generous style for this wine. An inner core of perfumed varietal fruit emerges from the glass, along with expressive aromas of smoke, minerals, mint, flowers and licorice, all of which are woven together with extraordinary elegance. The finish is long, sweet and sublime. Everything about this wine speaks to elegance, but in 1997 Salon is also a pleasure to drink young, unlike the 1996 which remains painfully backward. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2027...95" WA 12/08

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External Reviews for Salon Blanc de Blancs le Mesnil

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/11/2009

The 1997 Brut Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil possesses striking detail and depth in a surprisingly generous style for this wine. An inner core of perfumed varietal fruit emerges from the glass, along with expressive aromas of smoke, minerals, mint, flower... Robert Parker. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. 1997 Salon Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil 750ml


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 1997 Brut Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil possesses striking detail and depth in a surprisingly generous style for this wine. An inner core of perfumed varietal fruit emerges from the glass, along with expressive aromas of smoke, minerals, mint, flowers and licorice, all of which are woven together with extraordinary elegance. The finish is long, sweet and sublime. Everything about this wine speaks to elegance, but in 1997 Salon is also a pleasure to drink young, unlike the 1996 which remains painfully backward. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2027.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A deep, vinous style, with understated power and grace. The lemon verbena, toast and honey aromas and flavors are propelled by the well-integrated structure and fine bubbles. There's just a hint of greenness, marking its youthful impetuosity. Has great length. Best from 2010 through 2030.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/19/2011

The light gold color is enhanced by a particularly strong mousse. A primary, vanilla bean aroma arises from the glass. Extremely full and potent on the palate, meaty, muscular, and surprisingly well balanced for all its powerful fruit. At the moment, the fruit and acidity have not evolved, remaining somewhat blunt and searingly austere. But the wine is clearly top quality, and should rise into a higher state of grace with time.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/20/2009

An elegant and very fresh but distinctly yeasty nose of stupendous breadth leads to incredibly intense, pure, detailed and vibrant fl avors that possess superb depth and simply knockout length. 1997 is a powerful Salon and even though it doesn... Burghound. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. 1997 Salon Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/15/2009

A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. 1997 Salon Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil 750ml


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The latest release from Salon, this just explodes in the mouth with mineral, steel and flint. The tiny mousse has flavors of yeast and just a touch of toast. It is rich, but so austere and structured. Like many Salon Champagnes, this will age for 20 years or more.


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"The 1997 Brut Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil possesses striking detail and depth in a surprisingly generous style for this wine. An inner core of perfumed varietal fruit emerges from the glass, along with expressive aromas of smoke, minerals, mint, flowers and licorice, all of which are woven together with extraordinary elegance. The finish is long, sweet and sublime. Everything about this wine speaks to elegance, but in 1997 Salon is also a pleasure to drink young, unlike the 1996 which remains painfully backward. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2027...95" WA 12/08

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