Salon, Le Mesnil, Cuvée S Blanc de Blancs 2002
An inherent contradiction here embodies the ripeness and the stamina of 2002. This is one of the most coiled Salons: clinging to an incisive youthfulness, it is very backward for its age, yet at the same time it is intense and emphatically concentrated. Shows authoritative control with light-footed restraint and delicacy.
Price: UK – £280-£380 Bordeaux Index, Corney & Barrow, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Hedonism, L’Assemblage, Private Cellar, Wilkinson Vintners. US – $355 – $379 Belmont Wine Exchange, New York Wine Warehouse*
Taster: Tyson Stelzer
*US stockist information from Wine-Searcher.com