...buttercream, bakery dough with a saline & flint character too. Impeccable... excellence done by degrees. There's a floral quality & a smoky, reductive edge too. Even some honey... this is wine first and sparkling second.
The 35th & most recent vintage of Salon since the house was founded in 1905 is memorable & magnificent... intense minerality, a crisp textured core & the beginnings of maturity. The depths with its layers of fruit & steeliness, are superb.
...phenomenal quality... I was mesmerized... complex character of lilac, minerals, sliced lemon, apple & white pepper... dense yet racy & agile with a lightness & freshness. It has a gloriously long finish. It changes every moment...
Ethereal, with a refined, delicate mousse and a haunting array of flavors, from the vein of chalky minerality to ripe pastry fruit to a skein of spice and richer accents of spun honey, creamed almond and fleur de sel.
Velvety and seamless on the palate, offering densely packed orchard and citrus fruit flavors that gain spiciness and vivacity with air. Shows superb depth and finishes long, taut and minerally, with clinging pear and honeysuckle qualities.