Salon

'S' Blanc de Blancs Brut Le Mesnil Chardonnay

9.51458 ratings
9.5627 pro ratings
Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger, Côte des Blancs, Champagne, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Mark Royer

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Dec 21st, 2019
Shengli Hu

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.

Nov 11th, 2019
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.8

Proof that champagne NEEDS age

Proof that champagne NEEDS age

Oct 26th, 2019
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.3

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

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

Oct 26th, 2019
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
Matt Nason

Fruits and acidity are still there with the bruised peaches and golden apple hints. Got a little cooked though.

Fruits and acidity are still there with the bruised peaches and golden apple hints. Got a little cooked though.

Aug 5th, 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