Salon 2013 Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs

Salon 2013 Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs

Region: Champagne, France

Blend: 100% Chardonnay



Salon 2013 Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Champagne mesmerizes with its radiant robe, offering a sight of golden hues dancing with hints of green, a testament to its exceptional Blanc de Blancs nature. Delicate aromas of white blossom, linden flowers, jasmine, and bergamot zest intertwine with the classic minerality of Le Mesnil, evoking a sense of profound terroir. On the palate, this extraordinary Champagne reveals a perfect balance, its power gracefully contained. The warmth of the vintage is palpable, showcasing a robust structure with elegant rounded flavors of baked apple, toasted hazelnut, and salted butter caramel. Its chalky, mouth-watering finish, buoyed by delicate bubbles, carries the Salon signature, reflecting the essence of its origins with forthright character and finesse. Salon 2013 Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Champagne stands as a testament to unexpected strength and unparalleled elegance, embodying the epitome of Champagne excellence.

Robert Parker - 97 Points

"2013 is a cool, late-ripening vintage in Champagne, defined by an October harvest in cool but sunny conditions. With a dosage of 5.5 grams per liter, the 2013 Brut Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil possesses a complex, fruity bouquet mingling aromas of orchard fruit with notions of lemon oil, exotic fruits, spring flowers, almond and hints of menthol and buttery pastry. Full-bodied, rich and dense, with lively acids, it’s more complex and incisive than the 2002 and exhibits similar power to the 2012 at this early stage. Despite what was a challenging growing season for some producers, this is a superb Salon with a long, resonant finish."

Antonio Galloni - 99 Points

"The 2013 Salon is a huge wine. Dense and explosive, the 2013 possesses almost shocking textural richness for a young Salon. If offers a perfect example of the vintage in the Côtes des Blancs, a year in which ripeness and acids were both elevated. Lemon confit, marzipan, white flowers, mint and white pepper explode onto the palate. Bright saline notes pull it all back together on the finish. Dosage is 4.5 grams per liter."