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1997 Salon - Le Mesnil 750ml
1997 Salon - Le Mesnil
France - Champagne / Grand Cru
White / Chardonnay
1997 Salon - Le Mesnil
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Professional Reviews

BH
95

Burghound Author: Allen Meadows Issue: Issue 36

(SRP $500, 100% chardonnay from vines over 40 years of age) No review available

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WA
95

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 180

The 1997 Brut Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil possesses striking detail and depth in a surprisingly generous style for this wine. An inner core of perfumed varietal fruit emerges from the glass, along with expressive aromas of smoke, minerals, mint, flowers and licorice, all of which are woven together with extraordinary elegance. The finish is long, sweet and sublime. Everything about this wine speaks to elegance, but in 1997 Salon is also a pleasure to drink young, unlike the 1996 which remains painfully backward.

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RJ
92

Richard Juhlin Author: Richard Juhlin

One of the most eminent wines from 97. This wine is fantastically caressing and silky with a springlike, seductive grace. The sublime aroma breathes of lime blossom, lime and a hint of brioche. The flavour is lighter and more directly accessible than usual, but at the same time tremendously refined and crystal clear. A much better choice than the 96 for many years to come. I tasted the first bottle in a very unusual place with Didier Depond. At Ferrari in Maranella!

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WS
93

Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson

Subtle ginger, floral and citrus aromas build to flavors of lemon pie, honey and hazelnut. Elegant and refined, with a firm underlying structure and a long aftertaste. 1,667 cases imported.

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Community Reviews

94

Mark Fox Trust Rating: 95 Tasted On: 06/29/2012

excellant citrus and stone flavors

95

Dan McD Trust Rating: 94 Tasted On: 01/02/2011

92

Will M. Trust Rating: 100 Tasted On: 06/28/2010

Bethfolio Trust Rating: 86 Tasted On: 05/22/2010

Sensational wine. Notes of honey and lime. Delicate and yet full of flavor. Enjoyed it while celebrating my husband's 50th birthday.

90

hirok Trust Rating: 100 Tasted On: 03/02/2010 Drink Dates: 2012-2020

Tasting on the premise of Salon-Delamotte. Light gold in color. Slow legs. Lemon, Lime, Pear, Honeydew, Mineral, Acacia with a lot of white flowers. Medium/Full bodied. Silky texture. Medium finish. 1996 is better than 1997. But 1996 needs time to mature, so you'd drink 1997 before 1996. By the way, I tasted other champagne of Delamotte and I preferred Delamotte 1999 Blanc de Blancs to Salon 1997.

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