Salon 'S' Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil Brut Chardonnay 2007

$599.99

99 points - rare release                   Extremely limited opportunity on one of the most sought-after Champagnes in the world. 99 Points Wine Enthusiast "Cellar Selection": "This legendary Champagne, only produced in exceptional years, comes from the village of Le Mesnil in the Côte des Blancs. It is made from 100% Chardonnay and aged for many years before release. Its minerality, concentration and beautiful fruit are still astonishingly young and deserve further aging. Drink from 2020." 97 Points James Suckling:  "Such an impressive wine for the detail in every respect. The nose delivers fresh lemon and grapefruit peel, together with white, stony minerals and very, very fresh and light pastry notes. Some grilled hazelnuts, too. The palate is super fine, supple and crisp with attractive, dry, salty minerals on the finish that holds super long, fine and focused. Elegant citrus and light brioche to close. Drink or hold." 97 Points Wine & Spirits: "This latest release of Salon announces itself with energy and leaves with freshness. It comes from a vintage marked by a cool, cloudy August that delayed ripening; after the vines recovered in September, they yielded this delicate chardonnay, completely saturated with flavor. It comes from 20 parcels in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, a selection established by the founder, Aimé Salon, in the early 1900s, including one estate parcel of 2.5 acres. Other than exclaiming on the wine’s delicious flavors, our panel was seduced by its texture, describing it in variations of silk, satin or chalk and velvet whiteness. It has a presence—a remarkable infusion of chalk soil—that sets it apart." "Simply put, it is a grand vin... with bubbles." Created in 1911 with first vintage 1905, Champagne Salon is the creation of one man, a man who was a Champagne connoisseur, seduced by the terroir of Le Mesnil. What makes Salon Champagne no unique, is that all of the emphasis of the production in on the singular: a single man, Aimé Salon; one single region, the Côte de Blancs; from one single cru, le Mesnil-sur-Oger; from one single grape variety, Chardonnay; and from one single vintage, with no blending whatsoever.

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Ratings on Delectable

Shengli Hu Delectable Pro

White blossom, fresh citrus and pronounced minerality. Brioche on the palate with almond skins. Medium+ acid, moderate intensity and finish. Floral and mineraly.

White blossom, fresh citrus and pronounced minerality. Brioche on the palate with almond skins. Medium+ acid, moderate intensity and finish. Floral and mineraly.

8.9

Jeremy Shanker Delectable Pro

Sommelier at RN74

A baby, tasting this next to the 90 is mind blowing.

A baby, tasting this next to the 90 is mind blowing.

9.3

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Limestone, steel and a soft lemon mousse. Beautiful fruit with fine acidity. Long and classy. Surprisingly forward

Limestone, steel and a soft lemon mousse. Beautiful fruit with fine acidity. Long and classy. Surprisingly forward

9.5

Ira Schwartz Delectable Pro

All the good things that Salon is known for, acid, minerals , pears, and apple but just down a level from what people might expect from Salon. Approachable for Salon at this stage of life.

All the good things that Salon is known for, acid, minerals , pears, and apple but just down a level from what people might expect from Salon. Approachable for Salon at this stage of life.

9.3

Peter Marks Delectable Pro

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

Tight and complex with mineral, green apple, sweet pastry and creamy notes. No MLF keeps this bright and fresh and able to last 10+ years. Aged 10 yeas on lees.

Tight and complex with mineral, green apple, sweet pastry and creamy notes. No MLF keeps this bright and fresh and able to last 10+ years. Aged 10 yeas on lees.

9.1

Yianni Stoner Delectable Pro

Racy yet opulent. Mineral, citrus, and brioche. Beautiful.

Racy yet opulent. Mineral, citrus, and brioche. Beautiful.

Vijay Parikh

Salon! What else do o need to say? The consistency is amazing!

Salon! What else do o need to say? The consistency is amazing!

9.5

Jordi Pazo

La Música del Vi. Casa Llotja de Mar. 01.03.20

La Música del Vi. Casa Llotja de Mar. 01.03.20

9.3

Paul Angelillo

In magnum

In magnum

9.5

Vijay Parikh

Salon is always regal, brilliantly made as is this 2007.

Salon is always regal, brilliantly made as is this 2007.

9.6

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