Salon

'S' Blanc de Blancs Brut Le Mesnil Chardonnay

9.6246 ratings
9.6117 pro ratings
Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger, Côte des Blancs, Champagne, France
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
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
Izek Jasper

Still tightly wound. So much depth.

Still tightly wound. So much depth.

Aug 25th, 2018
Ben Aneff

Managing Partner Tribeca Wine Merchants

9.2

Much more open than the last bottle we tried, a great champagne more about wine than bubbles, with tremendous length and complexity.

Much more open than the last bottle we tried, a great champagne more about wine than bubbles, with tremendous length and complexity.

2 people found it helpfulNov 4th, 2014
Christine Havens

Salon from the highly regarded 1996 vintage. We're drinking this to celebrate my surpassing 10,000 followers on Vivino! And, oh boy, is this a powerhouse! Classic notes of brioche, baked apple, dried honey and smoke. It's the palate of this Champagne that really impresses—massive, expansive and precise. Minerality dominates, arching across the acid spine with thrilling chalkiness salinity and Meyer lemon. The finish is...remarkable.

Salon from the highly regarded 1996 vintage. We're drinking this to celebrate my surpassing 10,000 followers on Vivino! And, oh boy, is this a powerhouse! Classic notes of brioche, baked apple, dried honey and smoke. It's the palate of this Champagne that really impresses—massive, expansive and precise. Minerality dominates, arching across the acid spine with thrilling chalkiness salinity and Meyer lemon. The finish is...remarkable.

2 people found it helpfulJul 31st, 2014
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.8

Mesmerigingly beautiful. Has lost some of its youthful austerity, yet remains very fresh and vibrant. A tremendous bottle. Delish.

Mesmerigingly beautiful. Has lost some of its youthful austerity, yet remains very fresh and vibrant. A tremendous bottle. Delish.

1 person found it helpfulAug 10th, 2017
Gae Saccoccio - NdC

Good night and good luck!

Good night and good luck!

1 person found it helpfulAug 12th, 2015
David Lusby

Super special expression of Chardonnay. Lean, bright, complex.

Super special expression of Chardonnay. Lean, bright, complex.

Apr 23rd, 2017
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

9.5

Just as good as the 1996 Krug from Friday night, just different. So much leaner and focused in style.

Just as good as the 1996 Krug from Friday night, just different. So much leaner and focused in style.

Feb 13th, 2017
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.9

Happy 2017! This is one for the ages.

Happy 2017! This is one for the ages.

Jan 2nd, 2017
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

9.7

Best bottle of this I've had in a long time.

Best bottle of this I've had in a long time.

Dec 31st, 2016