2004 Salon Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs, Mesnil-Sur-Oger (1.5L)

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# FRSALO04AG
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Sub-Region: Mesnil-Sur-Oger
Grape Varietal: Sparkling
Review Score: 97V

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The 2004 Salon has been superb each time I have tasted it over the last year or so. Bright, tense and crystalline, with all of the energy that is typical of both Salon and the vintage in the Côte des Blancs, the 2004 bristles with superb precision and cool, pulsating minerality. The 2004 spent a dozen years on its lees. Over the last six months or so, it has gradually begun to open up, but it is very much a wine for the cellar. Two thousand four is remembered as a vintage with record high yields. Salon (and Delamotte) did a terrific job in keeping the vines well balanced. Production was just 46,000 bottles, as opposed to the 60,000 or so that is more typical. Chef de Caves Michel Fauconnet opted for a low dosage of just 4 grams per liter. This is a tremendous showing.

97+ points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Jun 2016)