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Champagne Salon Le Mesnil, Blanc de Blancs, 1997

Champagne, Champagne, France

New
Champagne Salon Le Mesnil, Blanc de Blancs, 1997

Champagne, Champagne, France

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£425.00
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£425.00

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Grape Varietes: Chardonnay 100% Wine Style: Champagne & Sparkling Optimum Drinking: 2017-2025 Reviewer Rating: 95 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 102216 Label Quality: Nicked, scuffed labels.
Estate Notes

Champagne Salon Le Mesnil’s Blanc de Blancs 1997 comes from a good Champagne vintage.

Salon Le Mesnil was established by Eugene Salon in 1920 and since then only 37 vintages in a century have been produced. In exceptional years grapes are sourced from the finest 20 or so cru vineyards in Le Mesnil sur Oger. Production is very small, sometimes just 20000 bottles per annum and is highly sought after.

Reviews

"Walnut oil and smoky suggestions of struck flint in the nose of Salon’s 1997 Brut Le Mesnil are joined by intimation of the fresh lime and grapefruit that go on to inform its silken yet vivacious and refreshing palate with metaphorically cooling and sorbet-like refreshment. There is a vivid, hauntingly long, wave-like and buoying exchange of chalk and oyster shell, kelp and iodine with luscious citrus against a backdrop of creamy richness. This superb Salon – slightly more restrained than its 1999 counterpart, but no less intriguing or alluring – will merit at least a decade of cellaring." Robert Parker

"A delicate Champagne, with hints of honey and smoke winding through the apple pastry, orange peel and toast flavors." Wine Spectator