Magnum Champagne Salon Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs OWC 1999

Champagne blanc de blancs, OWC, Vintage 1999, Magnum, Maison Salon

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Tasting notes for the Magnum of Champagne Salon "Le Mesnil" Blanc de Blancs 1999

  • EYE: This champagne reveals a bright and deep golden yellow color. Its brilliant hue and sparkling reflections attest to its quality and elegance.
  • NOSE: The aromatic bouquet is complex and captivating. Aromas of white-fleshed fruits such as pear and green apple harmonize wonderfully with notes of delicious brioche and honey. Delicate floral accents and mineral hints add a fragrant and refined dimension to this captivating nose.
  • MOUTH:  It offers a creamy and delicate texture that elegantly caresses the palate. Persistent flavors of white fruits, dominated by juicy pear and ripe peach, are enhanced by notes of toasted bread and hazelnut. The effervescence is fine and lively, bringing a welcomed freshness. The finish is long and persistent, leaving a sensation of purity and refinement on the palate.

 

In short: The Champagne Salon "Le Mesnil" Blanc de Blancs 1999 instantly captivates with its luminous golden hue. Its complex nose artfully blends aromas of white-fleshed fruits, brioche, and honey, with floral and mineral notes. On the palate, its creamy texture and flavors of pear and peach are enhanced by hints of toasted bread. This champagne pairs perfectly with a variety of dishes, including seafood, oysters, sushi, lightly sauced fish dishes, and fresh cheeses. With its aging potential (and thanks to its magnum format ideal for maturation), it can be cellared for another 10 to 15 years to fully appreciate its elegance and aromatic complexity.

Other appellations from this estate: Cuvée S de Salon (the house's only cuvée)

Product Details
CH_162

Data sheet

Vintage
1999
Format
150 cl
Color
White Wine
Grape Variety
Chardonnay
% vol.
12 %
Appellation
Champagne
Region
Champagne
Producer
Salon
Serving T°
8°C - 10 °C
Packing
OWC
Type
Blanc de Blancs
Brut
CRD
Yes
Producer: Champagne Salon
Champagne Salon

Historic Champagne house from Mesnil-sur-Oger

 

The legend of Salon began with one man: Eugène Aimé Salon, born in 1867 in the little village of Pocancy. Although he was destined to become a teacher, young Aimé had other ambitions. He left his native Champagne region and moved to Paris, in the hope of becoming a successful businessman. He started an apprenticeship in a Montreuil fur trading company and was so good at his job that he soon got promoted. Eventually, he became the new manager. Aimé was now part of the crème de la crème in Paris, but still… This man, born in Champagne, was struggling to find a bottle of Champagne worth anything during all the dinner parties he attended.

He decided that enough was enough. He decided that he’d produce the purest Champagne he would ever taste, with no blending whatsoever. Following the advice of his brother-in-law (who was an oenologist), Aimé Salon bought a hectare of vineyard on the Côte des Blancs terroir, near the village of Mesnil-sur-Oger, and got to work. In 1905, he created the very first Blanc de Blancs Champagne, made using only Chardonnay grapes. Eugène Aimé was satisfied. He didn’t want to sell his champagne, prefering to keep it for his own personal consumption. However, over the years, his ever-expanding circle of friends pushed him to go a step beyond. Thus, in 1920, Aimé founded the Salon House.

His first sold cuvée was an instant hit. The classiest Parisian restaurants wanted to feature Salon Champagne on their wine list. Everybody saw Eugène Aimé as a pioneer, but he was also a true perfectionist. He only sold the best vintages he produced, which severely limited the number of available bottles but strengthened the popularity of his exceptional cuvées. After his death in 1941, the Salon House was managed by his sister Léa. She sold it to the CDC company (which stands for “Compagnie Dubonnet-Cinzano-Byrrh”)  in 1963. Later, the Salon brand was bought by the Pernod Ricard group, and then once again by Laurent-Perrier in 1988.

Since 1905, there have only been 42 vintages released by the Salon House. The last of these grands crus champagnes was from 2012, made in accordance with the original founder’s vision. Today still, the famous “Cuvée S” from the Salon House is considered to be one of the best champagnes ever made. Connoisseurs all over the world see it as the perfect expression of its Côte des Blancs terroir.

Discover the legendary Salon champagne.

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