White - Sparkling

1985 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut

Chardonnay

  • France
  • Champagne
Drink between 2003 - 2016 (Edit)
CT94.2 88 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 85

  • FYC wrote:

    February 20, 2019 - Light bronze color and mild effervescence. Definitely a more advanced bottle with caramel notes, dried fruits, and hazelnut profile. No bruised apple profile though. The acidity is still there and this is just enough holding this together to be enjoyable. This did not change over the course of an hour.

  • fcxj wrote: 92 points

    January 28, 2019 - CC. Nutty, yeasty. Quite broad palate.

  • dmalcolm wrote:

    November 29, 2018 - From magnum. Light golden. Still persistent mousse. Complex melange of honey, nuts, nougat, brioche, a little caramel. Mature flavours, but tons of energy. The flavours really fanned out over the course of several hours. Exceptional!

  • Chumptochamp Likes this wine: 97 points

    September 2, 2018 - Beautiful wine acidity softly balance. Bouquet of fig apricot jam with Smokey notes. Christmas fruit with a hint of grapefruit lingering. Almost perfect. Timing was so good for a 50 bday party

  • fcxj wrote: flawed

    January 5, 2018 - Etoge. Oxidixed, bitter.

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

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/21/2013 (link)

    (Salon Champagne White) Subscribe to see review text.

View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2011, Issue #34, The Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report: Good Looks at Vintages 2002, 2004 and 2005 And a Plethora of Superb Non-Vintage Bottlings

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Cruising in HK, 12/5/2010

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  • By John Kapon
    50 In Style, 7/24/2009

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2006, Issue #3, Recently Tasted Champagne: Non-Vintage and Vintages 2000-1964; Today’s Bi-Polar World of Bubbly

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Summer Tasting Group News, 8/22/2005

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 1999, IWC Issue #87 (link)

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

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    12/22/2006 (link)

    (Salon) This wine was very good but I do think it was flawed by slight heat damage as there was a sherry component to the nose and a hint on the palate. Despite that sherry component the wine was really delivering on all cylinders. With great elegance and lightness this coasted along your palate with great concentration and length. There was also a great minerality on the nose and palate. It seemed light but definetly had a sense of power. A great effort but the bottle I had at Town four years ago was better and definetly not heat damaged.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/24/2006 (link) 94 points

    (Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut) Marzipan and brioche nose; honeyed, rich, tangy palate with good acidity; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1985
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Salon
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Blanc de Blancs Brut
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 417 (61%)
  • Consumed 269 (39%)

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