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Salon Cuvee 'S' Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs '97 Champagne |Blanc de Blancs

Salon

Salon Cuvee 'S' Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs '97 Champagne

Blanc de Blancs

$2,600.00

96 points Wine & Spirits

"The pure essence of limestone, this vintage is maturing into the grandeur of a great Le Mesnil Champagne while remaining fresh and lively. It offers rich lemon curd and baked apple flavours, chalky power and gravitas without weight. The flavours remain impacted below the limestone earthiness, the wine's structure and balance suited to extended aging."(12/2010)

96 points Wine Enthusiast

"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 flavours. 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." (12/2008)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 

"From a recently released bottle disgorged in 2018, the 1997 Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil Brut is showing very well indeed, offering up aromas of citrus oil, crushed chalk, white flowers, warm bread and iodine that are appreciably more youthful than the more mature dried fruit tones that readers will find in bottles of the original disgorgement. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, tensile and incisive, with superb concentration, chalky structure and a long, searingly mineral finish."(8/2019)

The 36th vintage of Salon. 1 bottle per person limit exists.

Well if Krug is the King, then Salon is the Queen. This is the one of the few houses in Champagne that only makes blanc de blancs and not just any blanc de blancs – it only produces vintage champagne in the best years. Matthieu Pouchan, global brand ambassador was recently in Australia (September 2017) promoting the release of Vintage 2006 and emphasised that Salon has only produced 40 vintages in its history, since 1905. Salon produce a tiny 50,000 bottles per year and connoisseurs globally hunt for those rarely allocated bottles, which fetch a pretty penny. Salon typically spends a mighty 10 years in the cellar waiting for the tense chardonnay of the Cotes de Blancs to temper from tightly wound acidity and earthy minerality. This is a wine that will keep showing its ethereal beauty up to 20 years beyond release. We would consider this a ‘special occasion’ or ‘landmark moment’ champagne and one you must try before you die.

About The House

Well if Krug is the King, then Salon is the Queen. This is the one of the few houses in Champagne that only makes blanc de blancs and not just any blanc de blancs – it only produces vintage champagne in the best years. Matthieu Pouchan, global brand ambassador was recently in Australia (September 2017) promoting the release of Vintage 2006 and emphasised that Salon has only produced 40 vintages in its history, since 1905. Salon produce a tiny 50,000 bottles per year and connoisseurs globally hunt for those rarely allocated bottles, which fetch a pretty penny. Salon typically spends a mighty 10 years in the cellar waiting for the tense chardonnay of the Cotes de Blancs to temper from tightly wound acidity and earthy minerality. This is a wine that will keep showing its ethereal beauty up to 20 years beyond release. We would consider this a ‘special occasion’ or ‘landmark moment’ champagne and one you must try before you die.

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