Burgundy & Champagne

Live Virtual Auction, 25 July 2021

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Burgundy & Champagne

Sold for

ZAR 7 622
Lot 18
  • Salon; Blanc De Blancs Le Mesnil Brut; 1997; 1 (1 x 1); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 8 000 - 10 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 7 622

About this Item

Blanc De Blancs Le Mesnil Brut, 1997
1 (1 x 1) 750ml

The house of Salon was created in 1921, while the first known vintage of Champagne Salon was created in 1905. Eugène-Aimé Salon created the first vintage with the idea of ‘singularity’. He used one single region, from one single cru, one single grape variety, and one single vintage. He originally created this for himself and his friends but started producing for others in 1921. Salon still produces its wine in the same way today and is regarded as one of the finest wines in the entire region.

Critics Ratings

‘A wine that just seems to go from strength to strength is Salon's 1997 Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil Brut. The Maison kept back large stocks that they have gradually been disgorging over the last half-dozen years. From a bottle disgorged in 2020, the wine wafts from the glass with scents of honeycomb, white flowers and orange rind, complemented by hints of burnt marmalade and exotic fruit. Medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, it's notably taut and chiseled for the vintage, with racy acids and a beautifully expressive mid-palate. This is really beginning to drink with real grace, and I have found the 1997 notably consistent.’ - William Kelley, Wine Advocate, 95/100 (Mar 2021)

‘A delicate Champagne, with hints of honey and smoke winding through the apple pastry, orange peel and toast flavors. This is well-integrated, but the lively acidity still has the edge on the graphite-laced finish.’ - Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator, 91/100 (Nov 2010)

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client

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