S de Salon 1997 Champagne - 750 ml
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Walnut oil and smoky suggestions of struck flint in the nose of Salon's 1997 Brut Le Mesnil are joined by intimation of the fresh lime and grapefruit that go on to inform its silken yet vivacious and refreshing palate with metaphorically cooling and sorbet-like refreshment. There is a vivid, hauntingly long, wave-like and buoying exchange of chalk and oyster shell, kelp and iodine with luscious citrus against a backdrop of creamy richness. This superb Salon - slightly more restrained than its 1999 counterpart, but no less intriguing or alluring - will merit at least a decade of cellaring.