1982 Salon - Le Mesnil 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Richard Juhlin | Rating: 96

It took a few years before the '82 really found itself. Now it is wonderfully harmonious, if a little uneven from bottle to bottle. A classic Salon with brilliant acidity and an exceptionally dry aftertaste of lanolin and butter. Still buttery, minty and very acidic. A hint of oxidation might disturb some people.

Author: Richard Juhlin

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

No tasting note.

Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 96

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

Every time we taste this wine we love it even more. High volume and high intensity, they pulled out all the stops to get the most fruit and vanilla flavors, fine acidity and a long finish. A Cellar Selection in December 1991. At its peak. Drink now. 4,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 1993-1993
Author: James Laube

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

Toffee, earth and white chocolate on the nose, plus a strong suggestion of terroir. Concentrated and very rich, with a deep note of beurre blanc and a strong lemony flavor. The acidity carries the flavors through to a long, slightly sweet/sour finish. Like the '83, this wine is impressively endowed but comes across as somewhat disjointed.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 81

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Average rating: 94, based on 4 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

366 bottles owned by 97 collectors.

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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%.

See other similar producers: Krug, Billecart-Salmon

Wine Varietal: Chardonnay

Arguably the best dry white wine grape out there, Chardonnay is grown all over the globe. In addition to being the backbone of fine white Burgundies, Chardonnay is also one of the three major grape varieties used in producing Champagne. Susceptible to a myriad of complications, Chardonnay berries are relatively small, thin-skinned, fragile, and oxidize easily. Chardonnay grapes can be sensitive to winemaking techniques and more difficult to handle from harvest to bottling than many other varieties. Some producers will use malolactic fermentation (where harsher malic acid is turned into softer lactic acid and carbon dioxide) to reduce crispness and acidity and add a creamy, buttery texture to wines. The "oaky" character of some Chardonnays comes from fermenting or aging which takes place in oak barrels. Once barrel-aged, Chardonnay may take on notes of vanilla or toast. While Chardonnay is produced worldwide, the best can be found in France, the United States, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, and South Africa. Typical descriptors for Chardonnay include mineral, green apple, citrus, tropical fruits, vanilla, butter and smokiness.

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