Salon

Champagne Salon

Salon is considered to be one of the “icons” from the Champagne area. Recognized as the original “Blanc de Blancs” Champagne, it’s only produced in exceptional vintages and made from a single grape variety: Chardonnay.

The grapes are coming from their own parcel “Le Jardin de Salon” (1 Ha), situated behind the house in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and from 19 selected parcels (total of 9 Ha) owned by other growers. Champagne Salon was founded in 1905 by Eugène Aimé Salon. He was unhappy with the quality of most Champagnes served to him, so he decided to produce his own Champagne according to his taste. 

In the beginning, Salon was only produced for personal consumption. Only 40 vintages were released since the first commercial release in 1921 (of the vintage 1905). In 1928 Salon became the “house-Champagne” of Maxim’s in Paris and therefore quickly the favorite of the elite. 

The “Salon Blanc de Blancs Cuvée S” can be described as pure, elegant, vital, refined, complex with a lot of minerals and vinous. The quality and style of the wine has been very stable throughout the years and each vintage released is capable of decades of bottle ageing. Only 60.000 – 70.000 bottles are produced and in certain vintages only 30.000 bottles were released, so this Champagne is extremely rare and valuable.

The house was sold in 1988 (together with Delamotte) to the “Groupe Laurent-Perrier”. The vintages (40) released until now are: 1905, 1909, 1911, 1914, 1921, 1925, 1928, 1934, 1937, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1959, 1961, 1964, 1966, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2007. Salon vintages are usually released after 10 - 15 years or more.

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Wines from Salon

ProducerName Vintage l. Parker
Robert Parker is one of the world's most infuential wine critics. Ratings are from 50 – 100 points.
WS/JS
Ratings from WineSpectator/James Suckling. Ratings are from 50 – 100 points
Other
Tasting Notes from other wine professionals like Jancis Robinson, Rene Gabriel, Burghound etc. Ratings are from 10-20 points.
BOW
Rating from the Best of Wines Tasting panel. Ratings are from 5 – 10 points
#
Number of bottles in stock
Price (incl. VAT)
Salon • Le Mesnil 1990 0,75 97 1 € 1.179,00 € 1.426,59
Salon • Le Mesnil 2004 0,75 93 94 9- 4 € 535,00 € 647,35
Salon • Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Oenotheque set 2008 6,0 96 98 9 1 € 5.995,00 € 7.253,95


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ProducerName Vintage l. Parker
Robert Parker is one of the world's most infuential wine critics. Ratings are from 50 – 100 points.
WS/JS
Ratings from WineSpectator/James Suckling. Ratings are from 50 – 100 points
Other
Tasting Notes from other wine professionals like Jancis Robinson, Rene Gabriel, Burghound etc. Ratings are from 10-20 points.
BOW
Rating from the Best of Wines Tasting panel. Ratings are from 5 – 10 points
#
Number of bottles in stock
Price (incl. VAT)
Salon • Brut NV 0,375 94 0 sold out
Salon • Le Mesnil 1995 0,75 96 0 sold out
Salon • Le Mesnil 1995 0,75 0 sold out
Salon • Le Mesnil 1996 0,75 97 95 0 sold out
Salon • Le Mesnil 1997 0,75 95 91 0 sold out
Salon • Le Mesnil 1999 0,75 94 94 0 sold out
Salon • Le Mesnil 2002 0,75 97 0 sold out
Salon • Le Mesnil (Giftbox) 2002 0,75 97 9 0 sold out
Salon • Le Mesnil 2004 0,75 94 0 sold out
Salon • Le Mesnil 2004 1,5 0 sold out
Salon • Le Mesnil 2006 0,75 0 sold out
Salon • Le Mesnil 2007 0,75 0 sold out
Salon • Le Mesnil (released in 2017 only 2017 bottles) 1997 0,75 95 0 sold out