1996 Salon Cuvée S Le Mesnil (Champagne, France) Champagne $399.99 (750mL)
This is classified as an ultra-rare Brut (only 37 vintages have been declared in the past century). The product of Aime Salon, this Champagne is produced from one single cru vineyard, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. An exceptional Chardonnay-based bubbly that takes advantage of what nature, soil, and climate gives it: purity, character, and individualism.
Exploding with aromas and freshness, this new vintage offers breathtaking heights and extraordinary character. The 1996 vintage is at the top of a rare, elite collection, and is being compared to the legendary 1928, which is considered one of the greatest vintages in Champagne history. Powerful, structured, complex, intensely aromatic, this is a vintage that dreams are made of. Extremely limited availability.