1999 Salon Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil
Champagne Blend - 1.5L
  • W&S 97
  • WS 94
  • IWC 94

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W&S 97
Wine & Spirits, December 2011
Essential Salon: A pure evocation of chardonnay in limestone a powerful and profound Champagne. "Fuck yes" said one visiting sommelier from Los Angeles. As for me I love this wine. Its freshness is astonishing tasting... Essential Salon: A pure evocation of chardonnay in limestone a powerful and profound Champagne. "Fuck yes" said one visiting sommelier from Los Angeles. As for me I love this wine. Its freshness is astonishing tasting like fruit that was just picked yet it somehow has the wisdom and harmony that comes with time. There's a modulation to the flavors as they rise from limestone dive into fresh cream and rise again in savory richness. Though other '99s may not reach this level the wine makes a stunning argument for its terroir. If you want to identify great Salon in the future remember the scent of this glass.
WS 94
Wine Spectator, November 2011
There's a streak of minerality and a lacy texture to this floral Champagne with finely tuned acidity to focus the candied lemon zest poached pear nutmeg and ginger hints. A more delicate style but seamless in its balance... There's a streak of minerality and a lacy texture to this floral Champagne with finely tuned acidity to focus the candied lemon zest poached pear nutmeg and ginger hints. A more delicate style but seamless in its balance and finesse with a subtle finish. Drink now through 2024. From France.â_"A.N.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, October 2011
Bright yellow-gold. Deeply pitched pungent aromas of candied lemon pear skin anise buttered toast and smoky lees with notes of ginger and white flowers adding lift. Densely packed yet vibrant showing impressive power... Bright yellow-gold. Deeply pitched pungent aromas of candied lemon pear skin anise buttered toast and smoky lees with notes of ginger and white flowers adding lift. Densely packed yet vibrant showing impressive power and clarity to its mineral-accented citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Expands on the finish but maintains its focus picking up iodine and bitter lime notes that linger impressively. A more vibrant rendition of Salon than the 1997 version but with a bit less concentration than the 1996. This should be a slow ager. â_"JR
JJB 95
JJ Buckley, October 2011
100% chardonnay from the Le Mesnil climat. Pale color with a delicate bead. Classic Salon with a focused and precise presence the bouquet offers aromas of white pepper green olive and lemon rind weaving through an... 100% chardonnay from the Le Mesnil climat. Pale color with a delicate bead. Classic Salon with a focused and precise presence the bouquet offers aromas of white pepper green olive and lemon rind weaving through an undercurrent of chalk dust that appears with air. This vintage represents a slightly riper interpretation of Salon with a broader backpalate showing a modicum of ripe fruit. The attack is subtle but the concentration increases towards the back as pure clean flavors of ripe pear develop along with a hint of brioche. Compact on the finish this should gain length and flavor in the next 3-5 years although this Salon is fairly approachable now.
Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Champagne Blend
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 1999