White - Sparkling

1990 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut

Chardonnay

  • France
  • Champagne
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Community Tasting Notes 81

  • aquacongas Likes this wine: 97 points

    September 21, 2020 - Best Bottle before Clos du Mesnil Vertical Tasting (Rocaille Düsseldorf): not blind
    Energetic and precise. Still lime and saline dominated. Starting to get a touch of roasted nut. Filigree and powerful likewise. One of the Salons I had. a least one more decade. 97

  • Alex G. Likes this wine:

    August 28, 2020 - Clearly aged some think past peak, but I love it. Long finish, earthy in a lovely truffly sense. Some burnt pear and chalk.

  • Paul S wrote: 97 points

    December 14, 2019 - DRC vs Leroy Dinner (Kheam Hock Road): Wow and wow and wow. This was so on song tonight, with none of the tired, oxidative characteristics that some other tasters have noted in other bottles. On this showing, it was actually one of the best bottles of Champagne I have had in many years. Coincidentallly, I had this again side-by-side with another 1990 Krug Mesnil 7-8 years ago, and the Salon came across a shade poorer. Today, this was every bit the Krug’s equal in a rematch, maybe even bettering it. The nose was amazing, with lovely layers of earth and mineral and umami, kumquat rind, white fruit, and lovely clove and white pepper spice. It was on the palate where the wine really, really shone though. It was profound. There was great power, there was superb depth, there was great intensity - but it was more words like “transparent, pure, elegant, effortless”, that came to mind. Amazing. Here, palate-coating mousse and wonderfully integrated acidity enveloped the palate in layer after layer of white fruit, winter melon and little edges of cream and chalk and a kiss of exotic spice. This was one of the most complete and beautifully seamless, integrated champagnes I have ever had. What a finish too. Gentle, elegant, quiet, yet inexorably long. So profound, yet so very elegant. Rounded, intriguing, complete, complex. Amazingly complex I would say. Wow. This was showing beautifully now.

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  • beatles wrote: 91 points

    October 24, 2019 - Passede it's prime, I think, but certainly enjoyable stil; cofee notes, round, soft, discrete mousse, sweet vanilla tones. Drink up, if you have it.
    #AOC

  • ArnieDog wrote:

    September 13, 2019 - Sumptuous S dinner
    Jeffoes, sept 2019

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

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

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

    (Salon Salon) Subscribe to see review text.

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

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

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2001, IWC Issue #99 (link)

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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1990
  • 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 3700092712719, 400007361409

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  • Pending Delivery 4 (0%)
  • In Cellars 798 (67%)
  • Consumed 397 (33%)

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