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1988 Salon - Le Mesnil Chardonnay - France - Champagne - White - Grand Cru

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France - Champagne

White Chardonnay - Grand Cru
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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... More »

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Comm: 2015-2015 VF: 2000-2015

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 93
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Source Richard Juhlin
Author Rodney M
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.652%
Tasted On 04/15/2015
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Drinking well.

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Author BryanRobertsonHomes
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Tasted On 08/06/2010
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Author absinthe
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Tasted On 09/09/2008

Butter almonds nice candied flavors medium long finish good bubbles

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Author hedben
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.368%
Tasted On 12/10/2008
Drink Dates 2015

Good foam, good acid, fresh not harsh but a hint of Sherry. Still fresh but the Sherry makes one wonder. 2 bottles with Sherry aftertaste not the third one. Bottlevariation?

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