Salon

'S' Blanc de Blancs Brut Le Mesnil Chardonnay

9.5347 ratings
9.5142 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
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
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
Zach Cherry

Account Manager Worldwide Wine & Spirits

9.6

Closest to heaven one can find in a Blanc de Blancs. Ephemeral in identity and assured in longevity. An unbelievable classic that can only be understood through experience. Consumed the 1999. Glorious.

Closest to heaven one can find in a Blanc de Blancs. Ephemeral in identity and assured in longevity. An unbelievable classic that can only be understood through experience. Consumed the 1999. Glorious.

1 person found it helpfulSep 12th, 2016
Swanky Wine Life

First time I had the 1999 Salon, it was still too tight and a few years later, tasted on Sept 18, it is creamy with a soft mousse and flavor that last and last.

First time I had the 1999 Salon, it was still too tight and a few years later, tasted on Sept 18, it is creamy with a soft mousse and flavor that last and last.

1 person found it helpfulSep 19th, 2015
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.4

Beautifully rich and toast Salon. Softens and elegantly opens with air. Lovely!

Beautifully rich and toast Salon. Softens and elegantly opens with air. Lovely!

Apr 28th, 2017
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.4

Magnum!

Magnum!

Oct 15th, 2016
Bernard Chan

1500ml

1500ml

May 26th, 2016
Mitja Sirk

Production La Subida, Aceto Sirk

9.5

Showing Great!!

Showing Great!!

May 24th, 2016
Nathaniel DiMaggio

That 99' tho'! Out of magnum and killing it.

That 99' tho'! Out of magnum and killing it.

Apr 18th, 2016