1990 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs "Les Mesnil"
Champagne, France
 
WB Rating: 92

 
Alcohol by volume: 12.0%
Price at time of purchase: $0.00 (Library Wine)
 
Type: Champagne / Sparkling
Principal varietal(s): Chardonnay

Lovely light honey-gold in color. Abundant, nearly microscopic bubbles. Nose dominated by yeast and toast with white fruits in the background. Elegant, creamy-textured, rich and complex and possessed of an unusually long and full finish - peaches, honey, butter, creme brulee. We have the impression that the toastiness is slowly gaining the upper hand over the fruit with age, but this is still an exceptionally delicious and classy wine, not to mention two orders of magnitude beyond my affordable range. (Provided as a gift by two god-like personages, my brother and sister in law.) - HK 2007-10-17

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