Sa­lon “S” Le Mes­nil Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs 1971

Epicure - - CHRISTMAS SUPPLEMENT -

The Blanc de Blanc was birthed dur­ing the Art Deco (1905-1936) era, from which At­las takes its in­spi­ra­tion. Eugène Aimé Sa­lon cre­ated the first such bot­tling in 1911 with the 1905 vin­tage – from one sin­gle re­gion, the Côte de Blancs; from one sin­gle cru, le Mes­nil-sur-oger; from one grape, Chardon­nay and one sin­gle un­blended vin­tage. This ex­tremely rare and per­fectly cel­lared bot­tle from the Hwang fam­ily cel­lars is from the highly rated 1971 vin­tage. In con­trast, the most cur­rent re­lease is the 2006 ($900).

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