The Egly-Ouriet Champagnes are built on maniacal attention in the vineyards, vinification in oak, long aging in bottle before disgorgement and low dosage, all of which yield rich, vinous Champagnes of tremendous density and power … These wines confirm Egly's standing among the elite grower estates in Champagne. - Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Egly-Ouriet Les Prémices Brut NV - $135 per bottle ; $149 RRP
Reflecting what is planted in the vineyards, Les Prémices is an equal blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. The vines are, on average, 40 years old and are rooted in clay, sand and sandstone over chalk bedrock—a soil typical of the Massif de Sainte-Thierry. As always, the classic Egly manifesto applies here—old vines, low yields, hand harvesting of fully ripe fruit, no inoculation, long lees aging, no fining or filtration and low dosage, etc. One difference here is that the wine was fermented and aged exclusively in tank. While the first release was drawn from a single vintage (2016), this release is a 2017 base with 60% reserve wine from the intense, low-yielding 2016—so you can expect something more complex and layered from this release. The wine spent 36 months on lees and was disgorged with two grams per litre.
Egly-Ouriet Grand Cru Brut NV - $219 per bottle ; $250 RRP
“The latest rendition of Egly's emblematic NV Brut Grand Cru is based on the 2016 vintage, and it was disgorged in spring 2021 with only one gram per liter dosage. Wafting from the glass with aromas of pear, crisp stone fruit, wheat toast and citrus oil mingled with hints of white flowers and praline, it's full-bodied, layered and concentrated, with tangy acids, terrific mid-palate amplitude and an enlivening pinpoint mousse. The wine's structure and ultra-low dosage mean that this is quite a tightly wound young wine, and it will merit at least a year or two on cork if readers can muster the necessary patience.” - 92+ Points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
Egly-Ouriet Grand Cru Extra Brut Vieillissement Prolongé NV - $295 per bottle ; $340 RRP
“A blend of the 2013, 2012 and 2011 vintages, Egly's latest NV Egly-Ouriet Extra-Brut Grand Cru V.P. was disgorged in spring 2021 with three grams per liter dosage. It's a lovely wine, bursting with aromas of fresh bread, citrus oil, crisp orchard fruit, praline and subtle hints of clear honey and exotic fruits. Full-bodied, layered and textural, it's concentrated and incisive, with a pinpoint mousse and a long, saline finish. As ever, this is warmly recommended.” - 94 Points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
Egly-Ouriet Les Crayères Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru Brut NV - $499 per bottle ; $590 RRP
“The NV Brut Blanc de Noirs Les Crayeres Grand Cru explodes from the glass with a range of Pinot aromas and flavors that is just breathtaking. Bright acids and beams of saline intensity offer striking contrast. Even though it has just been Disgorged:, the Crayeres is just stunning. For readers who want to know what Pinot from Ambonnay tastes like, well, this is it. Hints of Mirabelle plum, red plum and dried flowers linger on the substantial finish. Disgorged: July, 2020.” - 96+ Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Egly-Ouriet Grand Cru Brut 2012 - $499 ; $590 rrp //SOLD OUT
"Francis Egly's 2012 Brut Grand Cru Millésime is predictably brilliant; but it's also a serious, structured wine that will need time to unwind. Mingling notes of citrus oil, pear and stone fruit with hints of freshly baked bread, praline and baking spices, it's full-bodied, deep and multidimensional, with huge concentration and a taut, layered core. Built around a racy spine of acidity and prodigious reserves of chalky extract, it's long, precise, and remarkably fine-boned and elegant for such a powerful wine. Make no mistake, this is one of the wines of the vintage, but—like the 2008—it will demand patience. With more age on cork, however, I wouldn't be surprised if it began to close in on a three-digit score." - 98+ Points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
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