White - Sparkling

2002 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut

Chardonnay

  • France
  • Champagne
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Community Tasting Notes 141

  • The Vines That Bind wrote: 94 points

    August 9, 2020 - Excellent but very youthful. Some cream and toast coming out, but high mineral and chalky, although never unpleasant. Imagine the best results from these are ten years away minimum.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Robert Pavlovich Likes this wine:

    July 30, 2020 - Getting toward its midlife, starting to get some secondary character and width on the palate. Good, well framed fruit with more mixed ripe apples than lemon. Good medium acidic freshness here and beautifully balanced, lacy but firm enough texture, it’s always a treat to drink Salon. This figures to be in a good place for quite a while, and may well be on the improve over the next five years.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Astonsky wrote:

    July 25, 2020 - .m

  • Hollowine wrote: 90 points

    April 29, 2020 - Gonna side with the minority on this bottle, which was the first 2002 I've had.

    I think this is closed and tight right now, which I feel I was able to validated by saving 1/2 bottle for days 2&3 with just a stopper to cap the fizz. Got markedly more bright on the next nights, clearly needed some air and glad it wasn't an "off" bottle. The 1996 is my favorite wine ever and I've been lucky to have it many times, so comparing the '02 to the '96 I felt it was years behind in readiness. I'm hoping my other bottles will age at the same pace, if so this is probably a 50 year wine at least.

    Delicious, just wouldn't put this in the top levels just yet. 87 night 1, 93 night two.

    2 people found this helpful Comments (1)
  • aquacongas wrote: 96 points

    December 15, 2019 - Not blind, from Magnum
    First time convincing. Fresh, pure elegance. Lemon tart, precise but still missing the long finish. We will see how it will develop. 95+

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/13/2014 (link) 99 points

    (Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut) Light lemon yellow color with abundant, speedy, tiny bubbles; very appealing, almond, autolytic, almond cream, light ginger, tart pear nose; rich, tasty, delicious, poised, pear cream, light ginger, tart pear, tart lemon, very tart lemon drop, mineral, saline palate; long finish (one of the greatest Champagnes ever, which should go 30+ years)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Salon
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Blanc de Blancs Brut
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne
  • UPC Codes 089419365023, 3418760000890, 3418760000906, 3418769690009, 3700092712719

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 678 (10%)
  • In Cellars 4,843 (71%)
  • Consumed 1,331 (19%)

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