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2002 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut

Chardonnay

  • France
  • Champagne
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Community Tasting Notes 160

  • sh6k Likes this wine: 98 points

    December 10, 2021 - The bottle may have been a bit prematurely aged because there were definite mushroom notes on the palate and a hint of sherry/oxidation, but that actually worked really well for me -- combined with the huge ultra-ripe fruit and big big round mouthfeel, it all added up to a monster wine with great finesse. Again on the possibly premature age, the finish had an interesting dropoff -- intense and then just fell off. So if this is how all the bottles are drinking I'd say break them out now, but I kinda doubt it.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • hprphf Likes this wine: 97 points

    October 29, 2021 - So young. Striking balance between the string of core acidity and perfectly ripen fruit. Toasty heaven; can’t take my nose off it. 96-97

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Sean Tay Likes this wine: 96 points

    October 29, 2021 - Similar with previous notes. Medium lemon in colour. Medium nose intensity with notes of baked apple, slight honey and toast, mineral. Medium+ acidity and medium mousse. Medium+ body and long finish.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • shifter Likes this wine: 97 points

    October 23, 2021 - DRC @ WS: My first Salon. Extremely tight and stayed that way for hours. After 4 hours it finally started to give and the best sip of the night was the last sip of the night at the 6 hour mark. Precise and complete with layers and layers of complexity. The full package with the right balance of minerality and a hint of sweetness. So much promise. Might not peak for decades. 1/4 in flight and top 3 WOTN.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Burgundy Al wrote: 94 points

    September 23, 2021 - Drinking Some Great Mugnier as an Hommage to Becky Wasserman (Republique - Los Angeles CA): Very bright and taut green and yellow apple on nose and palate. Great precision and length, possibly done a disservice by serving this slightly too warm. Exciting now, with upside.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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Decanter

  • By Yohan Castaing
    Salon, 1/22/2020 (link)

    (Salon, Cuvée S, Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France, White) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/20/2019 (link)

    (Salon, Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne White) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/20/2019 (link)

    (Salon, Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne White) Subscribe to see review text.

Decanter

  • By Yohan Castaing
    Christmas Champagne trendsetters, 12/5/2018 (link)

    (Salon, Cuvée S, Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France, White) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/6/2016 (link)

    (Salon, Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne White) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Julia Harding, MW
    9/28/2016 (link)

    (Salon, Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne White) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Champagnes Salon & Delamotte 1959-2007 (Jun 2016), 6/1/2016 (link)

    (Salon Salon) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Julia Harding, MW
    4/13/2016 (link)

    (Salon, Brut Champagne White) Subscribe to see review text.

Burghound

  • By Allen Meadows
    Oct-15, Issue #60 (link)

    (Salon Brut "Le Mesnil" Blanc de Blancs (magnum) Grand Cru Champagne/Sparkling) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Allen Meadows
    Jan-15, Issue #57 (link)

    (Salon Brut - Blanc de Blancs Villages White) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    Vintage Champagne (Dec 2014), 12/1/2014 (link)

    (Salon Blanc De Blanc Le Mesnil Brut) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Richard Hemming, MW
    11/6/2014 (link)

    (Salon, Brut Champagne White) Subscribe to see review text.

Decanter

  • By Richard Juhlin
    Top-rated prestige Champagnes, 9/12/2014 (link)

    (Salon, Le Mesnil Cuvée S Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France, White) Subscribe to see review text.

The World of Fine Wine

  • September 2014, Issue #45 (link)

    (Salon Blanc De Blancs Le Mesnil) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Julia Harding, MW
    7/9/2014 (link)

    (Salon, Non Dosé Champagne White) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Julia Harding, MW
    7/9/2014 (link)

    (Salon, Brut Champagne White) Subscribe to see review text.

Champagne Warrior

  • By Brad Baker
    June 2014, Issue #18, Champagne Tasting Notes

    (Salon) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Champagne: New Releases and Collectibles (May 2014) (link)

    (Salon Salon) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Vinous Table: Chave Hermitage Vertical at Ristorante Morini, New York (May 2014) (link)

    (Salon Salon) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Four Decades of Champagne Salon and Delamotte: 1970-2004 (May 2014) (link)

    (Salon Salon) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Richard Hemming, MW
    3/5/2014 (link)

    (Salon, Brut Champagne White) Subscribe to see review text.

Decanter

  • By Tyson Stelzer
    (link)

    (Salon, Le Mesnil Cuvée S Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France, White) Subscribe to see review text.

RJonWine.com

  • 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 676 (9%)
  • In Cellars 5,493 (70%)
  • Consumed 1,702 (22%)

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Who Likes This Wine

97% Like It  66 votes

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