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  • Country ranking ?

    1 336
  • Producer ranking ?

    9
  • Decanting time

    15min
  • When to drink

    now
  • Food Pairing

    Salmon and avocado blinis

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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Vintage 1969

1969 / Frequent violent summer storms, with hail affecting significant areas in a number of vineyards - close to 900 hectares were completely destroyed. Harvesting began in the dry and sunny weather of 1st October and lasted fifteen days. The harvest was healthier than in the two previous years. Very good quality.

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Average Bottle Price

2015 2010 2005 2000 1995
2 443€ +25.7% 1 944€ +10.5% 1 759€ +563.8% 265€ +50.6% 176€

This data comes from the FINE Auction Index, a composite of average prices for wines sold at commercial auctions in 20 countries. The average prices from each year have been collected since 1990. This chart plots the index value of the average price of the wines.

Latest Pro-tasting notes

<10 tasting notes

Tasting note

ending

Medium

nose

Mature and Refined

taste

Elegant

Written Notes

The 1969 Salon won the flight, hands down. It came from an OCB I believe. The Bad Boy had to pancake a few people to get it, but it was definitely worth it. It was also very fresh, but there were more mature nuances to its flavor, and a more linear personality versus a laser. That extra decade of aging had done this bottle right. White sugar and waterfall flavors cascaded down my palate in perfect harmony in this beautiful, long and smooth Champagne. A leathery finish rounded out this winegasmic bottle (97).
  • 97p
Clear, golden colour and no bubbles. Reserved, moderately strong nose with dried apple aromas. Crisp and dry, yet concentrated mouthfeel with fresh fruitiness. Delicate structure and lingering long finish with citrus flavours. The wine has passed its peak, but is retiring respectfully.
  • 90p
TASTINGNOTE Färgen var ljus och lysande klar. Trädgårdens alla blommor fanns närvarande i den nästan narkotiskt förförande bouqueten. De rostade tonerna finns redan där, men är nedtonade. Smaken är en fräsch och livsbejakande upplevelse. Ett ekvilibristiskt mästerstycke i den högre skolan. Årgångsbetyg: 4 av 5 poäng. Efter många problem under året bärgades en liten skörd med syrliga druvor som till en början gav skarpa, enkla viner. Idag har de bästa nått en riktig storhet och oöverträffad elegans. Salon, Comtes de Champagne och Jacquesson är favoriterna. Kommentar från provningen: Ett storslaget vin i grunden som just börjat sin resa nedåt. Rund och karamelliserat rik och fylld av kantareller, tryffel och hönsfond. Jag gillar den ännu bättre i yngre stilrenare form. Enligt uppgift från huset existerar det endast två flaskor i Salons källare av denna vackra årgång. Rangordning i provningen: 3:a av 19.
  • 97p

Information

Origin

Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Champagne

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

Good

Fake factory

Be Cautious

Glass time

45min

Drinking temperature

8

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