1999 Salon Cuvee S Blanc de Blanc Champagne
Disgorged October 2010, the 1999 Salon Cuvee S Blanc de Blanc Champagne is the 37th vintage of this famous Blanc de Blancs from Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. The 99′ Salon has a light mousse in the glass, with the bouquet beautifully defined with hints of white truffle and cold limestone. There is wonderful mineralité on the tense, poised palate and is perhaps less “Zen-like” than the 1996 with just a suggestion of brioche towards the finish. This is a class act for sure. Tasted March 2011. Robert Parker 95 Points, Drinking Now – 2050.