Champagne Salon has revealed its new 2004 vintage for the first time in Australia. The vintage is only the 29th vintage release since the inception by the late Aimé Salon in 1911.
This year’s release follows on from its strong predecessor, the 2002, which was described by Champagne Salon as “electrifyingly intense”.
The 2004 has proven to be a very distinctive year, full of complexity, richness and purity. But don’t be tempted to pop the cork just yet, Salon President Didier Depond has said that in his opinion, “the best time to start drinking Salon is 15 years from the vintage and, for me, good Salon is after 25 years. Salon needs time. It needs ageing.”
Only 480 bottles of Champagne Salon’s 2004 vintage are available in Australia, distributed exclusively by CRU Wines for RRP $950.