1983 Salon - Le Mesnil 750ml

France - Champagne | Grand Cru/ White / Chardonnay
1983 Salon - Le Mesnil
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International Wine Cellar | 90

Maturing aromas of toffee, honey and Tokaj like damp earth. Quite concentrated and complex, with mineral and apple flavors approaching full maturity. Rather penetrating acidity gives the wine a firm structural underpinning but clashes with the older flavors. Finishes with a slight phenolic edge. Will this come into better harmony, or is this wine beginning its downward slope?

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 81

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Wine Advocate | 93

No tasting note.

Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 96

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Richard Juhlin | 93

The aromas are a touch clearer than in the '82. The nose is spicy and flowery with a sweet, honeyed depth. The flavor is creamy, with citrus aromas and a powerful aftertaste of walnuts and melted butter. Lately I've become worried about the development of this wine, as certain bottles are already showing signs of oxidation. Great bottle variation hardly a wine to recommend.

Author: Richard Juhlin
Issue: Issue 1

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Wine Spectator | 90

Distinctive and fully mature, layered with honey, almond, toast and fig flavors that are mellow and complex on a creamy texture. Lingering finish, too. Drink now.

Drink Dates: 1996+


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More Vintages and Sizes of Salon - Le Mesnil:

1996 (750ml)

About This Producer


With production focused on just one champagne, consistent premier quality is the necessary mantra. Such is the situation for Salon, located in the tiny, quiet village of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger in the highly-vaunted Cote des Blancs region of Champagne. The champagne hails from a 2.5-acre vineyard wholly owned by Salon and from 19 smaller parcels within Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, all of which are Grand Cru vineyards that receive the rarest of ratings - 100%.

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