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1985 Salon "Le Mesnil" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

SKU #991544 99 points Decanter

Outer quote mark This is the absolute epitome of elegance, pleasure and sophistication. The balance, complexity and length here leave me awestruck. Its polished butteriness, flinty minerality and wonderfully sleek and clear lime notes are totally compelling and seductive. Is this the greatest ever? (RJ) 99.5 Inner quote mark (2/2017)

97 points Wine & Spirits

Outer quote mark No tasting note given. Inner quote mark (12/2000)

96 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark An enormously complex and rich wine that almost defies description. Golden apples, raisins and pears; bread, cream, vanilla, honey and nuts. The list goes on and on. Full and rich; the mousse is extremely fine and creamy-textured in the mouth. Inner quote mark (12/2000)

95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Knockout aromas of lemon, lime, toffee, grilled nuts, nutmeg and minerals; conveys a strong impression of soil character. Great thickness and brightness in the mouth; offers a compelling combination of lemon and orange citricity and complex yeast autolysis notes, and near-perfect harmony of young and maturing elements. This outstanding, elegant Champagne shows an extraordinary creamy richness yet is still rather folded in on itself. Has the sheer structure and grip to develop in bottle for a decade or two. Finishes with great nutty length. (ST) Inner quote mark (12/1999)

95 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark A wonderful, mature Champagne, offering toast, mushroom, honey and citrus aromas and flavors that evolve into a long walnut aftertaste. Its richness is offset by bracing acidity, yet not quite fully integrated. Full-bodied and aristocratic. (BS) Inner quote mark (11/2000)

K&L Notes

This wine has real breeding aromatically, with plenty of minerality and earth. It has old vine intensity (40 years average) on the palate that is doughy and rich without being heavy. Drinking the best of our Salon collection right now. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne Buyer)

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