100-Point Grand Cru Champagne “Will Age For Years”
Champagne enthusiasts, consider this: Only in the best years does Salon produce a Champagne, and in 113 years, only 40 vintages have been bottled — including this current release, exceptional, exceedingly rare, 100-point 2006 Salon Blanc de Blancs. 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. It’s perfect score aside, this is one of the finest Champagnes you will ever own. Just 56 bottles up for grabs.
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.
Matt Deller MW
Master of Wine
Chief Wine Officer, Wine Access