100-Point Grand Cru Champagne “Will Age For Years”
Today, we are thrilled to present an exceptional, exceedingly rare, and simply outstanding 100-point Champagne — the 2006 Salon Blanc de Blancs. “Salon is renowned, even celebrated, for its refusal to make wine in anything other than the absolute best vintages,” says Decanter. And the facts back that up: Salon’s first release was in 1905. With the release of the perfect 2006, a century later one of the biggest names in the Champagne world is celebrating only its 40th vintage! Produced from 100% Chardonnay grapes grown in Champagne’s hallowed Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger Grand Cru it boasts a “wealth of intensity,” and “will age for years,” according to Wine Enthusiast. Antonio Gallonio raved about its “flamboyance and pure volume,” while applauding its “energy and freshness.” Every 3-Michelin-starred restaurant from Eleven Madison Park to The French Laundry has stocked Salon’s Champagnes in their cellars — and now it’s your turn. A mere 50 bottles from this phenomenal vintage are up for grabs of one the finest 100-point Champagnes you will ever own.
Compared to major Champagne houses, Salon’s production is small, making their sparkling beauties a rarity. Particularly so in the terrific 2006 vintage in which Salon poured its heart and soul fully into the vintage, doing something almost unheard of — rather than blend in reserve wine from previous vintage, thier 2006 is 100% from the vintage.
Antonio Galloni’s Vinous called 2006 “a year of powerful, rich, explosive wines” from Champagne and pinned 94+ points on the vintage. Jancis Robinson describes this 2006 vintage as no less than: “An aristocrat in the making.” None more so than this current-release Blanc de Blancs from Salon — an icon and pillar of Grand Cru Champagne.