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    3
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    None
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  • Food Pairing

    Enjoy without food

The Story

This Champagne is produced from a one-hectare parcel owned by Salon: "Salon’s garden", and from 19 other smaller parcels in Mesnil-sur-Oger, chosen by Aimé Salon at the beginning of the century. The wines are cellared in the bottle for an average of 10 years, gaining in complexity and finesse.

The proof that memory and history are important is shown by the bottles in the cellars from nearly all the vintages that have ever been produced at Salon. Headed by Aimé Salon until his death in 1943, the house was then left to his nephew. In 1988, Champagne Laurent-Perrier, a family-owned company, became the majority shareholder of Champagne Salon.

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2015 2012 2005 1995
6 833€ +15.7% 5 905€ +590.6% 855€ +63.8% 522€

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A legend that costs a fortune and is actually worth its price. The nose is remarkable, with tones of hay, caramel, walnut, cognac, and browned butter. However, clearest of all is a tone of crème brûlée. The flavor is tremendously full and rich, with an accelerating, smoky aftertaste. Almost even more impressive the second time I tasted it.

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The 1949 Salon that closed out this special flight had an exotic nose full of creamy apricot jam and root beer/sarsaparilla. Its flavors were drier, its acidity nice and its finish long. Cream soda flavors emerged out of its arid palate, but dryness was the theme in this wheaty and excellent wine (94).
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Origin

Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Champagne

Vintage Quality

Outstanding

Value For Money

Satisfactory

Investment potential

Very Good

Fake factory

Serious

Drinking temperature

8

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 Richard Juhlin / The number One champagne expert in the world, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  Salon 1949  ( Salon )

A legend that costs a fortune and is actually worth its price. The nose is remarkable, with tones of hay, caramel, walnut, cognac, and browned butter. However, clearest of all is a tone of crème brûlée. The flavor is tremendously full and rich, with an accelerating, smoky aftertaste. Almost even more impressive the second time I tasted it.

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Salon 1949  ( Salon )

"The 1949 Salon that closed out this special flight had an exotic nose full of creamy apricot jam and root beer/sarsaparilla. Its flavors were drier, its acidity nice and its finish long. Cream soda flavors emerged out of its arid palate, but dryness was the theme in this wheaty and excellent wine (94)."

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