Champagne Brut Grand Cru Millesime, Egly-Ouriet
- 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay from 50+ year-old vines.
- Vinified in barrel, 25% of which were new.
- Aged 108 months (9 years) on the lees !!!
- Final dosage of 2g/L.
Pure, elegant, powerful, graceful – a master class in vintage Champagne. Starting to show hints of bottle age, without losing any of the drive and intensity that is inherent in all Egly wines.
Montagne de Reims
Press & Reviews
Mouthwateringly and mysteriously scented with bacon fat and beef marrow, damp forest, sea breeze and chalk dust, which in their manifestations on a polished though firm palate tug at the cheeks and salivary glands even as they stretch the imagination, the barrels in which this wine matured leaving virtually no trace. There is grip and energy galore here, and I imagine that bottles will be worth following for the better part of a decade, if not beyond. We have here, in my view, a classic example of what Ambonnay – perhaps uniquely among Champagne crus – can deliver, namely a carnal dimension normally only found in red Burgundy or Chablis with striking intensity of mineral flavors.
Like a walk through a Turkish bazaar, this firm and finely cut Champagne is laced with exotic ground spice and incense notes, accented by pure flavors of apricot preserves, pastry cream, cognac and candied kumquat, all set on a fine, satiny mousse.