Krug 1996 Clos d’Ambonnay Blanc de Noirs Reims Champagne

This single-vineyard blanc de noirs Champagne—a sister wine to the house’s famed Clos du Mesnil blanc de blancs—comes from Pinot Noir vines on a small property in the village of Ambonnay. Three members of the Krug family—Henri, Rémi, and Olivier—combined their incomparable talents to create this effervescent violet-scented treasure, whose elegant flavors of kirsch, brioche, […]

Salon 1996 Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs

Tasting notes: Clean, crisp, precise, and unbelievably elegant, with soft notes of lemon and piquant brine and minerality. Worth knowing: Founded in 1914 by Eugène-Aimé Salon, Salon is among the younger producers in Champagne—and perhaps the one whose wines are most elusive. Salon makes only one wine, a Blanc de Blancs (chardonnay only), and it […]