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1997 Salon - Le Mesnil Chardonnay - France - Champagne - White - Grand Cru

France - Champagne

White Chardonnay - Grand Cru
Producer Notes

With production focused on just one champagne, consistent premier quality is the necessary mantra. Such is the situation for Salon, located in the tiny, quiet village of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger in the highly-vaunted Cote des Blancs region of Champagne. The champagne hails from a 2.5-acre vineyard wholly owned by Salon and from 19 smaller parcels within Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, all of which are Grand Cru... More »

BH 95
WA 95
RJ 92
WS 93
Drink Dates
Comm: 2012-2020 WA: 2008-2027 WS: 2008-2020
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750ml $290.00
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BH 95
Source Burghound
Issue Issue 36
Drink Dates 2009+

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WA 95
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 180
Drink Dates 2008-2027

The 1997 Brut Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil possesses striking detail and depth in a surprisingly generous style for this wine. An inner core of perfumed varietal fruit emerges from the glass, along with expressive aromas of smoke, minerals, mint, flowers and licorice, all of which are woven together with extraordinary elegance. The finish is long, sweet and sublime. Everything about this wine speaks to elegance, but in 1997 Salon is also a pleasure to drink young, unlike the 1996 which remains painfully backward.

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RJ 92
Source Richard Juhlin

One of the most eminent wines from 97. This wine is fantastically caressing and silky with a springlike, seductive grace. The sublime aroma breathes of lime blossom, lime and a hint of brioche. The flavour is lighter and more directly accessible than usual, but at the same time tremendously refined and crystal clear. A much better choice than the 96 for many years to come. I tasted the first bottle in a very unusual place with Didier Depond. At Ferrari in Maranella!

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WS 93
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2008-2020

Subtle ginger, floral and citrus aromas build to flavors of lemon pie, honey and hazelnut. Elegant and refined, with a firm underlying structure and a long aftertaste. 1,667 cases imported.

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Author Mark Fox
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 93.578%
Tasted On 06/29/2012

excellant citrus and stone flavors

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Author Dan McD
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.537%
Tasted On 01/02/2011
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Author Will M.
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.485%
Tasted On 06/28/2010
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Author Bethfolio
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 85.714%
Tasted On 05/22/2010

Sensational wine. Notes of honey and lime. Delicate and yet full of flavor. Enjoyed it while celebrating my husband's 50th birthday.

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Author hirok
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 03/02/2010
Drink Dates 2012-2020

Tasting on the premise of Salon-Delamotte. Light gold in color. Slow legs. Lemon, Lime, Pear, Honeydew, Mineral, Acacia with a lot of white flowers. Medium/Full bodied. Silky texture. Medium finish. 1996 is better than 1997. But 1996 needs time to mature, so you'd drink 1997 before 1996. By the way, I tasted other champagne of Delamotte and I preferred Delamotte 1999 Blanc de Blancs to Salon 1997.

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