Salon

'S' Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil Brut Chardonnay

9.5358 ratings
9.5146 pro ratings
Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger, Côte des Blancs, Champagne, France
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Mark Royer

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Dec 21st, 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
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
Ryan Mullins

Super oxidative and crazy tasty

Super oxidative and crazy tasty

Jan 24th, 2018
Conrad Green

Very sweet and pretty at the front. Soft citrus and a mellow salinity with hints of oyster shells. Pretty and open. For salon very un-steely. From mag

Very sweet and pretty at the front. Soft citrus and a mellow salinity with hints of oyster shells. Pretty and open. For salon very un-steely. From mag

1 person found it helpfulFeb 12th, 2020
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