Salon Cuvee S le Mesnil Blanc de Blanc Sparkling France Champagne le Mesnil Sur Oger Chardonnay 1996

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Probably the best Champagne I have ever drank, the toasty complexity and the exceptionally fine bead produce an outstanding drinking experience Read more

I love champagne a lot, and Salon is my personal star. This super complex laser high acid wine when they are young, perfect with hot asian food or ... Read more

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 perfum... Read more

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Snooth User: Stephen Harvey
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5.00 5
06/22/2011

Probably the best Champagne I have ever drank, the toasty complexity and the exceptionally fine bead produce an outstanding drinking experience


Snooth User: Tudomir
5636921
5.00 5
04/14/2008

I love champagne a lot, and Salon is my personal star. This super complex laser high acid wine when they are young, perfect with hot asian food or some nice fat cheese. My best vintage is from 1964 in 1981, it was not even expensive. General with all Champagne, let them take the air for 2-4 hours, they need it for the balance of the flavors. Expensive, yes but in my opinion it´s worth the money. Salon is rare and unique only 37 vintage in one century i think, and you lives only one.......


External Reviews for Salon Cuvee S le Mesnil Blanc de Blanc Sparkling France Champagne le Mesnil Sur Oger Chardonnay

External Review
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
05/18/2011

The fabled Salon's latest release is much riper and softer than the great steely 1996 vintage. This suggests it is likely to be ready to drink soon. In the meantime, the acidity is supremely fresh, with grapefruit edges and green apple flavors. And then there is minerality and a tight, structured aftertaste as a reminder that this great Champagne is always going to be more than its fruit.


External Review
05/18/2011

Fresh and lively in flavor, yet smooth in texture, here's a light but vibrant Champagne with citrus and spice flavors lingering on the finish. A bit unimpressive now, but has a track record for improving with time. Drink now through 2005.


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01/04/2012

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. Therersquo;s just a hint of greenness, marking its youthful impetuosity. Has great length. Best from 2010 through 2030.


External Review
01/04/2012

This great vintage of Salon is beginning to show its full stature, the aroma shimmering with bold spice, the powerfully brisk acidity giving a classic rsquo;96 profile. The flavors are subtle at first, feeling complete, with more refinement than detail. Then air brings out the layers impacted in its youthful fruit, a spectrum of flavor from tangerine zest to hazelnut, sophisticated enough to set the heart racing. Salon is built to evolve for decades; this rsquo;96 will live longer than most.


External Review
05/18/2011

Salon is Champagne perfection-elegant, complex, powerful and only from the best vintages. Driven by a dedication towards greatness, Salon stands alone in Champagne.


External Review
09/27/2011

A rich of tiny bubbles shoots through the intensely rich color of this '85, filling the glass with the most concentrated essence of Chardonnay grapes. Taste it and the effervescence is perfectly integrated into the savory, fresh aromatics. Close your eyes and the bubbles keep rising, firm, gripping the mineral flavors at the golden heart of the Champagne, lifting them and demanding attention for minutes after each sip... a mouth-altering and mind altering substance that will develop for years to come.


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278329 Snooth User: Casteler
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