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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Salon Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil-sur-Oger 1999
Salon Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil-sur-Oger 1999
(search item no. 113975)
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Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $299.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2002 James Suckling rating: 99 points
2002 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 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
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 94 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:

A very pale yellow with barely green hints and a lively but discreet nose, the 1999 Salon has a youthful grace that captures the palate, firm and textured. Brioche, white bread, white blossom, white fruit and bitter almond flavors are still developing. The middle palate is crystalline and it has a lingering finish with hints of citrus.
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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.