• Country ranking ?

    2 498
  • Producer ranking ?

  • Decanting time

  • When to drink

    now - 2035
  • Food Pairing

    Salmon Pâté

The Tb points given to this wine are the world’s most valid and most up-to-date evaluation of the quality of the wine. Tastingbook points are formed by the Tastingbook algorithm which takes into account the wine ratings of the world's 50 best-known professional wine critics, wine ratings by thousands of tastingbook’s professionals and users, the generally recognised vintage quality and reputation of the vineyard and winery. Wine needs at least five professional ratings to get the Tb score. Tastingbook.com is the world's largest wine information service which is an unbiased, non-commercial and free for everyone.

Read more

Pungent, vivid aromas of pineapple, lime, rose petal, honeysuckle and powdered stone. Wonderfully dense and rich but fine-grained, with an almost velvety texture leavened by vibrant, harmonious acidity. A big, pliant, mouthcoating Salon with great ripeness of fruit and subtle floral and mineral notes. Amazingly solid Champagne that really coats the mouth on the explosive, building finish. Offers a rare combination of size and elegance. Deceptively easy to taste today owing to its richness but has the structure to develop in bottle for a decade or two.

Read more

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.

Made from 100% Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs grand cru vineyard, Le Mesnil-sur- Oger. The densely planted vines are located on the mid-slope in chalky soil, and the Cordon de Royat method of trellising is used, which allows access to the soil at the base of the vines.

The grapes are picked and sorted by hand. Only the first pressing, or cuvée, is used. This is the lightest, freshest juice, containing the highest percentage of acidity, which is essential to the evolution and vivacity of the Champagne. The first fermentation takes place in a stainless steel tank. The wine receives no oak exposure and does not undergo malolactic fermentation.

The wine is cellared in the bottle for an average of 10 years, gaining in complexity and finesse. Riddling is done by hand. All bottles are disgorged within 8 months of the first disgorgement, also by hand.

Read more

Wine Information

Vintage 1995 / In the wake of a mild but very rainy winter, the first two weeks in April were hot. April featured marked thermal contrasts, with May and June similar. Generous summer conditions settled in. Flowering was rapid. Harvesting ran between 18th September and 3rd October. The Chardonnays produced a rather powerful wine with sufficient vivacity, where citrus, white and exotic fruit aromas predominated.

Read more

Vintage 1995

 A large crop, very fine quality, especially for Chardonnay. In fact the most successful wines are the blanc de blancs. The Champagnes are similar in character to the 1988s, with the best examples possessing marvellous ageing potential. Most 1995s are at their peak but should provide lovely, complex drinking for the next three or four years

Read more

Latest Pro-tasting notes

19 tasting notes

Tasting note




Medium and Flavorful


Toasty, Smoky, Mineral and Floral


Intense, Complex and Seductive




Average in Acidity, Warming, Medium tannin, Well-Integrated, Well-structured, Developing, Medium-bodied, Rich, Round and Ripe

Written Notes

1995 Salon 95 points (95) Perhaps the biggest surprise of the tasting, with a fully mature and charming style. Hardly typical of the house or the classical style, but full of Comtes-like pastry tones with hints of vanilla and saffron. A true Casanova.
  • 95p

Watery golden, tiny bubbles. Yeast, brioche, detailed nose, not the most intense nose, layered, bakery, hint of crust, some ripe lemons far back and apples, touch of spices. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, transparent yet intense, nuanced, detailed, bordering on hollow but the layers and nuances brings it back in the game, truly long. 94-95

  • 95p
Salon 1995 Surprisingly open right away with a very airy and fresh nose of green apple skin, lemon, mineral and fresh almonds. With air it develops a much more nutty side with walnuts, marzipan and hallmark curry note as well as some licorice notes too. Very pure and elegant. Medium bodied and very intense though round palate that feel very harmonious and open with flavors that mirrors the nose but has touch more depth. Superb mid-palate grip and fantastic length that sings with minerals and nutty note. Open from the get go but builds power and finesse in the glass over three hours. A superb Salon though not really at the level of 1996. 2015-2045 96p
  • 96p
TASTINGNOTE Att prova dessa viner utan dosage och nydegorgerade innan de kommit ut på marknaden är nästan som att utsättas för ett fatprov. Jag kan komma att ändra mig kring detta vin eftersom vinet med all sannolikhet kommer att genomgå en metamorfos under årens lopp. Vid sex och ett halvt års ålder var detta en frisk fjällbäcksren upplevelse med skarpa äppelsyror och knastertorr nästan stenig mineralkaraktär. Komplexiteten tar många år att bygga upp. Direkt efter att dosagen tillkommit blev vinet snabbt lättillgängligt. I mitten av 2005 framstår vinet fortfarande som en krämig, elegant och mycket charmig champagne i en modern stil. Vi får vänta länge innan detta babyfett torkar upp och den nötiga och höstdoftande komplexiteten tar vid. Årgångsbetyg: 4 av 5 poäng. Äntligen! Den första årgången sen 1990 som de flesta producenter tyckte var god nog för tillverkning av årgångschampagne. Charmiga viner med läckert leende frukt och karamellartad karaktär i kontakt med dosagen. Chardonnayskörden blev speciellt lyckad. En älskvärd årgång som kommer att hålla länge även om den är njutbar nu. Kommentar från provningen: Kanske provningens största överraskning med en helt mogen charmig stil. Knappast hustypisk eller klassisk men fylld av Comtes-lika bakverkstoner med inslag av vanilj och saffran. En riktig Casanova! Rangordning i provningen: 8:a av 19.
  • 95p
Load more notes



Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Champagne


Latest news

TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS BWW2020 received over 3 million votes! / The most voted wine is Penfolds Grange 2015
VINTAGE NEWS: 2010 / Vintage Reports by Château Latour and Lafite:  After a mild and rainy autumn 2009, r  more ...
VINTAGE NEWS: 1945 / Tastingbook’s TOP 10 wines from 1947&1945 tasting  (66 wines tasted) 1. Chât  more ...
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS BWW 2020 - Best Wine Shop of the World have been selected  / Millésima from France is the Winner.
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS ROBERT PARKER’S ‘MAGICAL 20’ THRIVING IN 2020 / Buyers who took a punt on Robert Parker’s ‘Magical 20’ Bordeaux wines from the 2009 vintage would be looking at average gains of 40% today, according to Liv-ex.
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS Neil Hadley MW elected chair of the Institute of Masters of Wine / Neil Hadley MW has become the first Australian to head the Institute of Masters of Wine
WINE NEWS: Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2010 / CASTILLO YGAY, CHOSEN AS BEST GRAN RESERVA IN THE WORLD Falstaff magazine, one of the most presti  more ...
WINE NEWS: Grange Hermitage 1951 / Penfolds' chief winemaker reveals the secret to the perfect plonk after bottle of the famous Gra  more ...
WINERY NEWS Krug / A New Chapter at Krug Champagne Julie Cavil succeeds longtime winemaker and mentor Eric Lebel as   more ...
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS Symington Family Estates Launches "School of Port" / New digital platform will provide education and training for wine professionals and wine lovers alike to learn more about Port and the Douro region
WINE NEWS: Dom Pérignon 2010 / The luminous sweetness of tropical fruit – green mango, melon, pineapple – instantly shi  more ...
VINTAGE NEWS: 1945 / Tastingbook’s TOP 10 wines from 1947&1945 tasting  (66 wines tasted) 1. Chât  more ...
WINERY NEWS Château Margaux /          VINTAGE  more ...
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS 100 Best Champagnes for 2020  / Dom Pérignon is a winner again!
WINERY NEWS Warre's / The New Normal 2019 Douro Harvest Report It is easy for visitors to the Douro to assume that  more ...
WINERY NEWS Diamond Creek Vineyards / Louis Roederer Champagne to buy Diamond Creek Vineyards Roederer is about to add another gem, Dia  more ...
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS One of the most famous names in the global wine trade, Michael Broadbent MW, has died aged 92. / Robert Joseph remembers Michael Broadbent MW, who led an extraordinary life in wine.

Wine Moments

Here you can see wine moments from tastingbook users. or to see wine moments from your world.
Incorrect Information
If you found some information that is wrong, let us know
Are you sure you want do delete this wine? All information will be lost.
Are you sure you want to recommend this wine?
Are you sure you want hide this written note ?
Are you sure you want show this written note ?


We recommend you to share few minutes for watching the following video instructions of how to use the Tastingbook. This can provide you a comprehensive understanding of all the features you can find from this unique service platform.

This video will help you get started

Taste wines with the Tastingbook

Create Your wine cellar on 'My Wines'

Explore Your tasted wines library

Administrate Your wine world in Your Profile

Type a message ...
Register to Tastingbook
Register now, it's fast, easy and totally free. No commitments, only enjoyments.