1996 Salon Cuvee 'S' Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Brut

Salon, Salon Cuvee ‘S’, Le Mesnil, Blanc de Blancs Brut 1996

RRP £1,242

Another legendary 100% Chardonnay, this comes from a 1ha plot purchased in 1905 by the businessman and epicure (and later politician) Eugène-Aimé Salon, initially with his own domestic consumption in mind. Now (relatively) more widely available, this is still rare as hen’s teeth and only released in top years. From the original disgorgement, this bottle displays a delicate but expressive floral nose, with a hint of lily of the valley. The palate is packed with tension and chalky intensity. Graceful, harmonious, and precise, this stunning bottle has the capacity to age for another 10 years at least.

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Wine Details

Colour

White

Wine Style

Sparkling

Grape Varieties

Chardonnay (100%)

Alcohol

12%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2021 - 2035

Origin

Country

France

Region

Champagne

Tasting Information

Tasted by

Christelle Guibert

UK Stockist

Corking Wines

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