Salon

'S' Blanc de Blancs Brut Le Mesnil Chardonnay

9.51413 ratings
9.5615 pro ratings
Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger, Côte des Blancs, Champagne, France
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Justin Bothur

Laser energy, crystalline salinity, citrus fruit, vibrancy, soft brioche notes. Lovely.

Laser energy, crystalline salinity, citrus fruit, vibrancy, soft brioche notes. Lovely.

Sep 26th, 2019
Shay A
9.6

An absolutely stunning lunch from @joe leatherwood today. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind.

What a total treat. My second glass of this was very different from the first glass. At first, I was getting a lot of honeyed tropical fruits with a good bit of yeast, but then it was more bright, and had caramelized Granny Smith apple notes and classic chalky limestone. This is right down the middle in terms of reductive vs oxidative. I wish I could have enjoyed this all on its own to give it the attention it deserved. I guessed this was ‘06 Le Mesnil.

An absolutely stunning lunch from @joe leatherwood today. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind.

What a total treat. My second glass of this was very different from the first glass. At first, I was getting a lot of honeyed tropical fruits with a good bit of yeast, but then it was more bright, and had caramelized Granny Smith apple notes and classic chalky limestone. This is right down the middle in terms of reductive vs oxidative. I wish I could have enjoyed this all on its own to give it the attention it deserved. I guessed this was ‘06 Le Mesnil.

Aug 3rd, 2019
Conrad Green

Very present and correct. Very clear fruit but underlying acidity. Lovely stuff.

Very present and correct. Very clear fruit but underlying acidity. Lovely stuff.

Jul 8th, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 1999 Salon ‘S Blanc de Blancs’ Champagne is a magical wine that is sinfully good at twenty years of age. Disgorged in 2011 this wine leads the way with an extraordinarily good nose of salted praline with shades of wet stone, damp earth and bright citrus fruits that all mingle marvelously in the glass. The silky mousse captivates the senses. Bright green apple and kumquat flavors connect with diatomaceous earth, and shades of white truffle on the palate. The freshness here is quite extraordinary. While delightful now, this one of a kind Champagne will provide drinking satisfaction for at least another fifteen years. Drink 2019-2039- 97

The 1999 Salon ‘S Blanc de Blancs’ Champagne is a magical wine that is sinfully good at twenty years of age. Disgorged in 2011 this wine leads the way with an extraordinarily good nose of salted praline with shades of wet stone, damp earth and bright citrus fruits that all mingle marvelously in the glass. The silky mousse captivates the senses. Bright green apple and kumquat flavors connect with diatomaceous earth, and shades of white truffle on the palate. The freshness here is quite extraordinary. While delightful now, this one of a kind Champagne will provide drinking satisfaction for at least another fifteen years. Drink 2019-2039- 97

Jul 2nd, 2019
Conrad Green

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

Jun 3rd, 2019
Conrad Green

This is really tightly coiled. Lemon (verbena?), steeliness, lime and chalk. Real purity and clarity on the palate but super tightly wound. This needs time but there’s quality there.

This is really tightly coiled. Lemon (verbena?), steeliness, lime and chalk. Real purity and clarity on the palate but super tightly wound. This needs time but there’s quality there.

Feb 17th, 2019
Ira Schwartz

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.

Feb 8th, 2019
Henrik Poulsen

Insanely fresh and vibrant.
I wouldn’t touch this for another few years. Great potential.

Insanely fresh and vibrant.
I wouldn’t touch this for another few years. Great potential.

Jan 27th, 2019
Izek Jasper

Phenomenal bottle of Salon. Depth and precision. Still a long life ahead.

Phenomenal bottle of Salon. Depth and precision. Still a long life ahead.

Jan 1st, 2019
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

10

Greatest wine of all time with crispy shiitake mushroom and foie gras dumplings. Amazing

Greatest wine of all time with crispy shiitake mushroom and foie gras dumplings. Amazing

Dec 19th, 2018