salon, le mesnil-sur-oger grand cru 2006

salon, le mesnil-sur-oger grand cru 2006
BURGHOUND.COM
94
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

Critics' Scores

  • BURGHOUND.COM
    94
    Burghound.com

    A restrained, cool and pure nose speaks of citrus, green apple, petrol, yeast and an interesting hint of quinine. The equally restrained, intense and wonderfully pure flavors are classic Salon with their slight edge of youthful austerity coupled with first-rate flavor authority and punch, all wrapped in a lemon rind-inflected and drier than usual finish that goes on and on. This is very classy juice though I stress that it is also markedly backward and in need of plenty of bottle age. Moreover, this is decidedly unlike most 2006s as it in unusually dry without a trace of exoticism. Lovely in every respect.

  • ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
    96
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    The 2006 Salon Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil Brut has a shining silver-golden color, the bubbles are tiny and enormously fine—they probably wouldn't stop rising from the bottom of the glass if you left the wine in it instead of drinking it. On the nose, there is a fascinating, pure and fresh bouquet with acacia, chalk, incense and concentrated lemon flavors. The 2006 is mouthfilling, round and elegant on the palate, as well as dense and tight but also fresh and cleansing, provided with great finesse, mineral complexity, length and structure. The finish is clear and aromatic, round and well balanced, slightly creamy, very intense, greatly finessed and truly elegant, with stimulating salinity in the aftertaste.

  • WINE SPECTATOR
    95
    Wine Spectator

    The creamy mousse of this graceful Champagne caresses the palate like cashmere, carrying a beautiful range of glazed nectarine, chopped almond, pastry and candied ginger flavors framed by vivid acidity. Seamless, with a long, lasting finish accented by minerally chalk and saline notes. Drink now through 2031.

  • BURGHOUND
    94
    Burghound

    A restrained, cool and pure nose speaks of citrus, green apple, petrol, yeast and an interesting hint of quinine. The equally restrained, intense and wonderfully pure flavors are classic Salon with their slight edge of youthful austerity coupled with first-rate flavor authority and punch, all wrapped in a lemon rind-inflected and drier than usual finish that goes on and on. This is very classy juice though I stress that it is also markedly backward and in need of plenty of bottle age. Moreover, this is decidedly unlike most 2006s as it in unusually dry without a trace of exoticism. Lovely in every respect.

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