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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Salon Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil-sur-Oger 1995
Salon Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil-sur-Oger 1995
(search item no. 74529)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $319.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2002 James Suckling rating: 99 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1999 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
1997 The Wine News rating: 100 points
1997 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 97 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1997 Burghound.com rating: 95 points
1997 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1996 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
1996 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 97 points
1996 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
1996 The Wine News rating: 96 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1990 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1988 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1988 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1988 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1985 Wine & Spirits rating: 97 points
1985 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
1985 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1985 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1985 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The House of Salon makes no other wine, only this rare vintage tête de cuvée blanc de blancs, with grapes hand-selected from Le Mesnil-sur-Oger Grand Cru vineyard in the Côte des Blancs. Since 1911, vintages have been declared no more than four times a decade. Aged en tirage for eight to ten years and hand-disgorged when a specific order is received, Salon is long and creamy in flavor, slowly revealing its wondrous and unique splendors.
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About Salon:

Situated in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger in the Côte des Blancs, the House of Salon produces only one Champagne, the Cuvée "S". This Champagne comes from a 2.5-acre vineyard owned by Salon (Le Jardin de Salon, or "Salon's Garden") and from 19 smaller parcels representing 22.5 acres of vineyards in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, all chosen by founder Eugène-Aimé Salon early in the 20th century. There have been no changes to the methods and principles of making Champagne Salon that he laid down over a century ago, and that is certainly a testament to Salon's judgment and discrimination.