Community Tasting Notes (4) Avg Score: 97 points

  • Some Wine Tasted at the Zachys La Paulée Auction; 3/10/2022-3/11/2022 (Le Bernardin Prive - New York NY): Small pour, brief note. Magnum. A bright and stunning vintage for Salon. Tingling, lingering finish makes me so happy... then sad it is gone.

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  • out of Mag - damn. White piercing fruit. Super focused. Acid driven. So bright. There’s also a flinty smoke element on the nose that gives old Leflaive vibes. With air you get a lot of grapefruit zest and herbal spice on the nose and the wine gets even more intense and precise. Wow level wine.

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  • I never expected to get a chance to taste this wine due to its stupefying price and magnum only format so when the local wine shop included it in the Salon vertical I knew I had to find a way to attend. I was hoping to hate it and therefore eliminate any desire to retaste at a mature ago. Sadly, it was not to be. It’s flat out fabulous and so far the champagne of the vintage, given that Krug has not yet released. Surprisingly, it is more forward and open than most of its confreres. Minerally, chalky, very intense, full bodied and riveting. The fruit is young of course but it combines white peach and spring flower with excellent acidity. What did they do in 2008 they have not done before? We’ll see when the ‘12 is released if they can continue the streak, preferable something mortals can aspire to obtain.

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  • Okay, so this is truly of of this world - and sadly out of reach for a working man. Intense fruit, yet not so tight an unapprochable as all that, actually very enjoyable already,m teh 2008's has surprised me in that way, Bursting with, citrus, butter, vanilla, some brioche - formidable length.
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  • By Charles Curtis MW
    Salon Vertical, 1/31/2020, (See more on Decanter...)

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    Salon, 1/22/2020, (See more on Decanter...)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    The 2019 Champagne Summer Preview (Jul 2019), 7/1/2019, (See more on Vinous...)

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