Salon, Blanc de Blancs, Brut 2002: Fruits of a one hectare plot in the southern Grand Cru village of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Salon is the most famous statement of Chardonnay Champagne that one is likely to encounter; aged for a decade and to be kept, if one has the patience, for another decade at least. Green gold colour then intense aromas of honeydew melon, nectarine and recently cooked brioche. The palate has a linear shard of acidity, a Keatsean composure and yet real energy and dazzling potential. From the best vintage so far this century, surely a contender for the best wine of the century...so far!
Tasting Note: A mellow golden colour with a delicate yet lively nose. On the palate flavours of honeyed orange and candied citrus fruits excite. This has a beautiful mouth-feel which is simultaneously rich and restrained. The complexity of the aromas and flavours are almost precision-engineered and the flavours linger long. One of the very best champagnes ever made. Alc 12% Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Salon, Blanc de Blancs, Brut 2002
TYPE Sparkling GRAPE
STYLE Sparkling ABV 12% SIZE 75cll COUNTRY France