Salon 2007 Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil Brut Champagne | 99 POINTS

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Salon is defined by its absolute singularity: a single varietal, Chardonnay; a single terroir, the C√É¥te des Blancs; a single cru, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger; and a single year. Salon 2007 is immediately appealing with its pale shades and fine bubbles. In the glass, aromas are fresh and bright with lemon, lime, yuzu, green apple, a hint of smoked tea, and fresh herbs on wet stone. The palate is focused on backbone and purity. Pairs great with seafood of all sorts, including oysters, sea bass, and scallops.

Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: Champagne Grand Cru AOC

99 Points, "Cellar Selection" - Wine Enthusiast
"This legendary Champagne, only produced in exceptional years, comes from the village of Le Mesnil in the C√É¥te des Blancs. It is made from 100% Chardonnay and aged for many years before release. Its minerality, concentration and beautiful fruit are still astonishingly young and deserve further aging. Drink from 2020." -RV, 12/1/18

96 Points - Wine Advocate
"The superb 2007 Brut Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil wafts from the glass with a beautiful bouquet of crushed chalk, lemon oil, crisp green apple, white flowers and brioche. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, taut and incisive, with bright acids, a tight-knit core and a brisk mousse, concluding with a long, chalky and bone-dry finish. After the comparatively broad and fleshy 2002, 2004 and 2006 vintages, the 2007 Salon seems to mark a return to a racier, more precise style—though admittedly that's in keeping with the style of the vintage—that makes me anticipate the release of the 2008 all the more eagerly." -WK, 4/30/19

96 Points - Vinous
"The 2007 Salon is gorgeous. Weightless, delicate and understated, the 2007 is all class. Today, the 2007 reminds me of the 2004 in its bright, citrus and floral-infused profile, but with a bit more creaminess, mid-palate depth and softer contours, all of which will make the 2007 easy to drink with minimal cellaring. Next to the 2006, the 2007 is quite a bit fresher and more delineated, with none of exuberance, power of tropically-leaning overtones found in its younger sibling. At this stage, the 2007 is a bit inward and closed in on itself. Then again, it is Salon. This is another terrific showing from Salon and the team headed by President Didier Depond. Dosage is 5 grams per liter." -AG, Jul/2018

94 Points - Wine Spectator
"A fresh and elegant Champagne, with a light, pleasing plushness to the mousse. This weaves subtle notes of fleshy mirabelle plum and nectarine fruit, preserved lemon and pastry dough with a chalky, minerally underpinning that lingers on the finish. Drink now through 2028. 1,100 cases imported." -AN, 12/15/18


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