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Salon Le Mesnil 1999

Label
RegionChampagne
SubregionChampagne
ColourWhite
TypeSparkling

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Champagne1999Salon Le Mesnil NewMG1 \ 0611,500.00694+ AG61277.777777333394.1094.10Salon Le Mesnil1.530
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Tasting Notes

The 1999 Brut Blanc de Blancs is impenetrable. This is a massive, full-bodied Salon that totally saturates the palate with fruit. Neither as austere or pointed as the 1996, nor as open as the 1997, instead the 1999 comes across as big, rich and powerful. There is little in the way of flavor or aromatic development, and it may be some time before any real complexity develops in bottle. Today it looks like the wine's best days are well off into the future. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2039.

94+
Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate (1111), November 2011

There's a streak of minerality and a lacy texture to this floral Champagne, with finely tuned acidity to focus the candied lemon zest, poached pear, nutmeg and ginger hints. A more delicate style, but seamless in its balance and finesse, with a subtle finish. Drink now through 2024. 5,000 cases made.

94
Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator, December 2011
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