Salon is my favorite Champagne. Unfortunately, it's price makes it a very rare treat indeed. Having tasted this wine on release, it didn't seem worth the price, but with some bottle age, this wine was spectacular. It is, of course, 100% Chardonnay. Silver gold in color with ton of very tiny bubbles. The nose has slight toast, a slight amount of oxidation, plenty of green apples and just a slight ginger note. Wonderful minerality. On the palate, this has great acidity. It is a very lively wine that dances across the palate. Crisp apples, minerals and slight lime/lemon notes. A long finish that goes on forever. This is still young and continued to open in the glass. At age 15, it is still not at peak and will get a bit better yet. It was great on its own and will go with just about any food.