2012 Salon "Le Mesnil" Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne (Champagne, FR)

Varietal: Chardonnay

Region: Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger, Champagne, France

98+ points, The Wine Advocate

"Unwinding in the glass with notes of citrus oil, wet stones, freshly baked bread, white currants and oyster shell, it's full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with a tightly wound core of fruit, racy acids and an elegant pinpoint mousse. Concluding with a long and resonant finish, this is a structured and powerful Salon that's a lot more incisive than, for example, the 2002 at the same stage, but which also carries more muscle and substance than a leaner vintage such as 2007." - William Kelley