- Salon Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs 2013 has been released at £10,980 (12×75) in the UK.
- Antonio Galloni awarded the wine 99 points, calling it ‘the most powerful, dense young Salon [he has] ever tasted’.
- Several back vintages offer better value compared to the new release, which is positioned just above the ‘Fair Value’ line.
The latest vintage of Salon Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs 2013 has been released in the UK. The wine is being offered for £2,745 per 3 bottles (£10,980 per 12×75).
Antonio Galloni (Vinous) awarded the wine 99 points, calling the 2013 vintage ‘the most powerful, dense young Salon [he has] ever tasted’. He further described it as ‘Magnificent’.
Yohan Castaing (The Wine Advocate) awarded the wine 97 points, noting that ‘it’s more complex and incisive than the 2002 and exhibits similar power to the 2012 at this early stage’. He also remarked that ‘despite what was a challenging growing season for some producers, this is a superb Salon with a long, resonant finish’.
James Suckling also awarded the wine 97 points and mentions in his tasting note that the wine is ‘Sophisticated’. He goes on to say that it ‘Evolves to a dry chalkiness at the end’ and has a ‘Long, textured finish’.
Salon Market Prices are 93.2% correlated with The Wine Advocate scores. At £10,980 (12×75), today’s release falls just above the ‘Fair Value’ line.
The 2012 vintage, with a Wine Advocate score of 98 points, is available at a Market Price of £10,200, a 7.6% discount to today’s release.
The 2008 also looks attractive, although it has a Market Price nearly double that of most of the other back vintages. It was scored 100 points by the Wine Advocate and Neal Martin and falls on the fair value line.
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