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Salon Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Le Mesnil 2006
SKU: 5767

Salon Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Le Mesnil 2006

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  • wa96+
  • ws95

$749.95

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Category Sparkling Wine
Varietal
Region France, Champagne, Côte des Blancs
Brand Salon
Alcohol/vol 12%
Salon 2007 is immediately appealing with its pale shades; cool blonde tones glistening with lemon and green. The bubbles are fine, quick: the very essence of Salon 2006 in all its dynamic luminous energy. In the glass, aromas form a moving backdrop, fresh and bright as sunrise: lemon, lime, yuzu, then green apple, a hint of smoked tea and fresh herbs on wet stone. The palate is focused on backbone and purity: this is the terroir of Le Mesnil taking centre stage, displaying its unique rigor and stony imprint. An electric sensation, sending shiver upon shiver down the spine. Salon 2006 will shine on, preserved in the darkness of its cellars, asking only to be brought into the light, a shimmering aurora borealis. The seas and deep oceans are a veritable treasure trove of delights to match with radiant Salon 2006. The oyster, in all its forms - fresh, in a gratin, as a foam…. Langoustines in tempura, a seabass tartare or ceviche. Scallops, the ultimate treat, pan-fried in a second. On the richer side, a 24-month aged comte or a truffled brie would make a colorful grande finale to any fireworks featuring Salon 2006.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we100

This new release from a great vintage for Chardonnay in Champagne is a perfect blanc de blancs, showing a wealth of intensity from the crisp, chalky, mineral tones to the perfumed apple notes. The aromas hint at developing toastiness that adds depth and complexity. The wine is still young and it will age for years. Drink from 2020.

Roger Voss, December 1, 2017
Wine Advocate
  • wa96+

The 2006 Salon Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil Brut has a shining silver-golden color, the bubbles are tiny and enormously fine-they probably wouldn't stop rising from the bottom of the glass if you left the wine in it instead of drinking it. On the nose, there is a fascinating, pure and fresh bouquet with acacia, chalk, incense and concentrated lemon flavors. The 2006 is mouthfilling, round and elegant on the palate; it is dense and tight but also fresh and cleansing, provided with great finesse, mineral complexity, length and structure. The finish is clear and aromatic, round and well balanced, slightly creamy, very intense, greatly finessed and truly elegant, with stimulating salinity in the aftertaste.

Stephan Reinhardt, November 30, 2017
Wine Spectator
  • ws95

The creamy mousse of this graceful Champagne caresses the palate like cashmere, carrying a beautiful range of glazed nectarine, chopped almond, pastry and candied ginger flavors framed by vivid acidity. Seamless, with a long, lasting finish accented by minerally chalk and saline notes. Drink now through 2031. 1,000 cases imported.

Alison Napjus, November 30, 2017