Salon Cuvée S Blanc de Blancs

Salon is a fabled name in champagne circles, and ranks in the top four houses in all of champagne. It makes but one cuvée and Australia’s entire allocation of the 1999 was sold wholesale in just 31 days. This warm vintage makes for a Salon of immediacy and accessibility, within Salon’s classic style of honed precision and primary, vibrant white citrus fruits. The focus from start to finish remains resolutely on incisive youthfulness, driven by the inimitable, fine, chalky minerality of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. $480 at Steve’s Fine Wine.