"In a word: Magnificent. 99 points." (AG), Vinous.com
2013 Champagne Salon Blanc de Blancs 'Le Mesnil' has just been released for sale this morning at an eye-watering £2745 per three bottles in bond. Salon continues to be in demand in markets across the world. Eugène Aimé Salon's 'personal' cuvée manages to stand completely apart from the prestige cuvées, with its unique story, its reputation as the best champagne in the world, and a scarcity that makes each new vintage a must-have for serious collectors.
Being loyal customers over the years, we have managed to build our allocations, so if you have not been on the Salon 'train' before, this is a good year to get on board, as we have limited stock available for new customers.
2013 was a cool vintage, with harvest in October, providing for an extended period of ripening, giving the wines huge flavour intensity and tension. Galloni describes this new release as "the most powerful, dense young Salon I have ever tasted. Champagne of mind-bending complexity...Imagine the sizzling energy of the 2008 and the persistence of 2004, with more mid-palate richness and riper fruit (99 points)."
You can read more below about how this cuvée was invented in 1905 by Eugéne Aimé Salon, and became an emblem of the 'Roaring Twenties' in Paris, eventually becoming acknowledged as the finest champagne in the world.
Offered on allocation, ex-cellar, landing in spring 2024.