Salon 'S' Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil Brut Chardonnay 1997 (1500ml)

$1349

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. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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Ratings on Delectable

Lewis Chester Delectable Pro

1997 vintage. Pale golden hue. On the nose, lemon (fresh), slightly yeasty, honey suckle and vanilla leaf. Fresh and surprisingly youthful. On the palate, high and fresh acidity, medium minus body, medium alcohol and medium concentration. Great length. Amazing balance and freshness despite age and vintage. Could last for a decade plus. Very impressive.

1997 vintage. Pale golden hue. On the nose, lemon (fresh), slightly yeasty, honey suckle and vanilla leaf. Fresh and surprisingly youthful. On the palate, high and fresh acidity, medium minus body, medium alcohol and medium concentration. Great length. Amazing balance and freshness despite age and vintage. Could last for a decade plus. Very impressive.

9.5

Kelley Fox Delectable Pro

Winemaker/Owner Kelley Fox Wines

I could smell this in my glass before it was in front of me. Am talking four feet away. A real beauty. Loved immensely.

I could smell this in my glass before it was in front of me. Am talking four feet away. A real beauty. Loved immensely.

Michael Meagher MS Delectable Pro

Chairman/Founder Boston Sommelier Society, Beverage Director Cafe Escadrille

Nom nom nom...

Nom nom nom...

10

Seth Morgen Long Delectable Pro

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

On the most beautiful beach, with the most decadent French toast, rain and rocks, the lightest brioche, savory raspberry, vanilla poof, sex magic. The light scent of jasmine. It smells like Salon.

On the most beautiful beach, with the most decadent French toast, rain and rocks, the lightest brioche, savory raspberry, vanilla poof, sex magic. The light scent of jasmine. It smells like Salon.

9.7

Josh Orr Delectable Pro

My first experience with this producer and what a first experience it was. Very good is an extreme under statement. #champagne #salon #blancdeblancs

My first experience with this producer and what a first experience it was. Very good is an extreme under statement. #champagne #salon #blancdeblancs

9.4

Craig Haserot Delectable Pro

Founder and Proprietor Sojourn Cellars

Killer. Guest brought two bottles. Lovely detail and yeast.

Killer. Guest brought two bottles. Lovely detail and yeast.

9.6

Nathaniel DiMaggio Delectable Pro

I remember enjoying this more at the Salon tasting in April. Obviously a great bottle of wine here but after that 99 last week the weight of the fruit is a little much. Quite an enjoyable bottle but for my palate I prefer the 99.

I remember enjoying this more at the Salon tasting in April. Obviously a great bottle of wine here but after that 99 last week the weight of the fruit is a little much. Quite an enjoyable bottle but for my palate I prefer the 99.

8.7

Jason Heller Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier

Something off

Something off

7.6

Alex Alan Delectable Pro

Wine Director Hotel Delmano

1997. From magnum. Frothy, creamy, plush texture with a dry, chalky mineral, citrus, and toasty character. #FancyWine

1997. From magnum. Frothy, creamy, plush texture with a dry, chalky mineral, citrus, and toasty character. #FancyWine

9.1

Sarah Bray Delectable Pro

What a treat to have a taste of 1997 Salon Blanc de Blancs. So complex: Toast, chalky minerality, spice, cacao, cloves. Fresh yet rich, balanced, with palate coating bubbles. What a gorgeous wine. Merci beaucoup @lamamouniamarrakech. Although maybe sacrilegious not to have Pol Roger in the Churchill Bar? #winelife #pianobar #travel #marrakech #morocco #champagne

What a treat to have a taste of 1997 Salon Blanc de Blancs. So complex: Toast, chalky minerality, spice, cacao, cloves. Fresh yet rich, balanced, with palate coating bubbles. What a gorgeous wine. Merci beaucoup @lamamouniamarrakech. Although maybe sacrilegious not to have Pol Roger in the Churchill Bar? #winelife #pianobar #travel #marrakech #morocco #champagne

10

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