Burghound | Rating: 95No review availableAuthor: Allen MeadowsIssue: 4th Quarter, 2009
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93Subtle 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.Author: Bruce Sanderson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95The 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.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating: 92Author: Will M.
Self | Rating: 95Author: Dan McD
Self | Rating: 94excellant citrus and stone flavorsAuthor: Mark Fox
Self | Rating:Sensational wine. Notes of honey and lime. Delicate and yet full of flavor. Enjoyed it while celebrating my husband's 50th birthday.Author: Bethfolio
Self | Rating: 90Tasting 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.Drink Dates: 2012-2020Author: hirok
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Champagne is the northernmost wine region of France, located 90 miles outside of Paris. Its storied wine reputation dates back to the Middle Ages; a few of the top houses, to which so much of the region's fame is owed, have been producing since the early 1700s. As one of the coolest wine producing regions in the world, Champagne is perfectly suited to growing , , and Pinot Meunier at the low sugar/high acid levels necessary for sparkling wines. The region's famous chalk soils not only reflect sunlight back to the vines, helping them to ripen, but also impart minerality to the fruit, giving Champagne its characteristic flavor profile.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 845 bottles owned
- 118 collectors
- Average collector rating: 93
(Out of 118 collectors)