Salon

'S' Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil Brut Chardonnay

9.582 ratings
9.532 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
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
Shawn R

I think this was the fourth bottle we sabered during the evening. So fresh and clean. I got tart pineapple and grilled nuts from both the nose and palate. Wanted to try this for sometime, thanks @Mike R

I think this was the fourth bottle we sabered during the evening. So fresh and clean. I got tart pineapple and grilled nuts from both the nose and palate. Wanted to try this for sometime, thanks @Mike R

Nov 11th, 2018
Bill Bender

A deep pull by @Mike R and a profound treat. Darker in the glass than expected. Noticeable depth and power accompanied by honeyed toast points, advanced yellow pear and a really round and inviting mouthfeel.

A deep pull by @Mike R and a profound treat. Darker in the glass than expected. Noticeable depth and power accompanied by honeyed toast points, advanced yellow pear and a really round and inviting mouthfeel.

Nov 11th, 2018
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.5

Chalk full of energy. Love the purity and vibrancy of Salon. This is just a baby, and will only get better.

Chalk full of energy. Love the purity and vibrancy of Salon. This is just a baby, and will only get better.

Jul 28th, 2018
Connor McMahon

I asked my wife what wine she wanted at the hospital for our first.... You see her answer! From last Friday 7/20/18. Welcome to the world Maeve

I asked my wife what wine she wanted at the hospital for our first.... You see her answer! From last Friday 7/20/18. Welcome to the world Maeve

Jul 25th, 2018
Chris Morgan

Sommelier The Oceanaire Seafood Room

9.4

Magnum!

Magnum!

Jun 8th, 2017
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Delicious! Everything a great Champagne should be....

Delicious! Everything a great Champagne should be....

Mar 20th, 2017
Brandon Jamieson

Tasting room Lead/Wine Educator/Sommelier at The Winemakers Studio at Wente Vineyards

10

Whoa! Best champagne that I've had to date! Creamy,rich mouthfeel, acidity keeps going and going.

Whoa! Best champagne that I've had to date! Creamy,rich mouthfeel, acidity keeps going and going.

Feb 15th, 2017
Elsie W

Alcoholic Beverages General Sales Manager, Safeway

9.4

Only 4 months on the market and has great potential. Great on the nose with subtle notes of grapefruit. High minerality and tiny bubbles.

Only 4 months on the market and has great potential. Great on the nose with subtle notes of grapefruit. High minerality and tiny bubbles.

Oct 21st, 2016
Nico J. Snyman

Lean/clean/mean, need to see this in 10yrs, but love so much the acidity of '04, I'd decant & come back to it in 2 hours...

Lean/clean/mean, need to see this in 10yrs, but love so much the acidity of '04, I'd decant & come back to it in 2 hours...

Oct 21st, 2016