Double 100 Point 2008 Salon Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Magnum

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Enjoy 7% Off the Rare 100 Point Champagne 2008 Mag - Bring in the New Year

Happy New Year! The highly anticipated 2008 Vintage of Salon is HERE! What better to bring in the New Year than with Champagne! And even better a Double 100 Point Champagne!

"The 2008 Salon is one of the most anticipated new releases of the year. President Didier Depond was brutally severe in selection, and ultimately only 8,000 magnums were good enough for the Salon label, a sharp decrease from the more typical production of around 60,000 bottles, when Salon is produced at all." writes Antonio Galloni.

"A striking wine, the 2008 entirely lives up to its already elevated reputation, and it's clearly the best Salon produced since Laurent-Perrier acquired this iconic house in 1989—and indeed for some time before that too. ..there's no question this is one of the great wines of the vintage." writes William Kelley for RobertParker.com.

100 Point Champagnes are so rare and a Double 100 Pointer, even more rare. There were only 8,000 Magnums of the 2008 made and you have the opportunity to collect, drink and share one today! We are offering 7% Off bottles or Collect the oenothèque in OWC! The 8,000 magnums are sold in a special "Le Mesnil Oenotheque" wooden case with 2 bottles each of 2007, 2006 and 2002.

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Double 100 Point Champagne:

"Salon's 2008 Brut Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil is a striking wine, unwinding in the glass with scents of citrus oil, fresh bread, crisp green apple, white flowers, smoke and oyster shell. Full-bodied, layered and incisive, it's deep and concentrated, with a tightly coiled core of fruit that's underpinned by a racy spine of acidity. Seamless and unerringly precise, it concludes with a long and penetratingly mineral finish. Immense though its potential for aging is, its intensity and balance make it pleasurable as well as persuasive, even today. Given the eye-watering price of this magnum-only release, I was determined to hold the wine to the highest possible standards, but it surpasses even the prodigious 1996 and surely ranks as the finest Salon since at least the 1970s. In short, this is a Blanc de Blancs that admits no argument." William Kelley March 2021

100 Points ⁠— Robert Parker.com

"The 2008 Salon is simply extraordinary. Sadly, there will only be 8,000 magnums for the world, as President Didier Depond took the unusual and dramatic decision to bottle the entire 2008 harvest in magnum only, which is a huge decrease over the typical production (when Salon is made) of closer to 60,000 bottles. In the glass, the 2008 is simply extraordinary. Soft and silky, with breathtaking finesse, the 2008 dazzles with a stunning interplay of bright Chardonnay fruit, soaring perfume and crystalline precision. A kaleidoscope of aromas, flavors and textures captivates all the senses. The 2008 remains young and austere, but like so many wines in this great vintage, Salon has an extra dimension of textural depth that keeps it from being austere. It is quite simply one of the most magnificent Champagnes I have ever tasted. The 8,000 magnums will be sold in a special wooden case with 2 bottles each of 2007, 2006 and 2002." Antonio Galloni March 2019

100 Points ⁠— Antonio Galloni

Other Tasting Notes:

2004 Salon Cuvee 'S' Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs | James Suckling 98
"2004 Salon weaves together immense complexity with stunning purity and makes instant impact on the nose with fresh-baked pastry and brioche, chalky minerals, fresh white mushroom, cucumber, lemon curd and striking lemon and lime citrus fruits. The palate has an almost smoky mineral thread, toasty autolytic flavors build and expand through the mid-palate, opening to grapefruit and ripe white peach flavours, lemon sorbet and very lightly grilled hazelnuts to close. This is an impressively layered Blanc de Blancs in which bright acidity supports the flavorsome, concentrated and fleshy texture in seamless balance. A great Salon, very composed and complex in every respect, a classically styled vintage in which this legendary Champagne has excelled. It will be a fascinatingly complex Champagne with further age. Drink now and for 10+ years." James Suckling October 2015

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