We're pleased to offer some new releases from Egly-Ouriet
, including their July 2020 disgorgements.
"Francis Egly is at the helm of this renowned grower estate in Ambonnay, where he makes powerful, terroir-expressive Champagnes, based largely on Pinot Noir...Egly-Ouriet Champagnes are rich in flavor and bold in presence, with a pronounced vinosity and a demanding intensity of character. Dosage is extremely low, typically between one and three grams per liter across the range, which adds to the uncompromising personality of these wines. They are capable of great complexity and finesse, aided by their long lees aging, and if there are any Champagnes that fit the often-used description of 'Burgundy with bubbles', Egly-Ouriet’s would be the leading candidates." - Peter Liem, Champagne Guide
This domaine has gone from strength to strength, and the reviews on these new releases are spectacular.
Vignes de Vrigny
2019 Disgorgement Arriving December 20th; $59 per bottle
92 points Vinous "The NV Brut Les Vignes de Vrigny 1er Cru, Egly's 100% Meunier, is positively gorgeous in this release. Warm and resonant, with a real sense of immediacy, the Les Vignes de Vrigny is showing beautifully today. Dried pear, spice, dried flowers and chamomile are all laced together in a Champagne of total class and personality. This release spent 36 months on its lees.
2020 Disgorgement Arriving February; $65 per bottle
92 points Vinous: "The NV Brut Les Vignes de Vrigny 1er Cru is gorgeous in the way it balances the natural depth of Meunier with real energy and vibrancy. Dried pear, spice and crushed flowers all open in the glass, but what impresses me about this release of Egly's pure Meunier is its translucence and finesse. The Vignes de Vrigny is so expressive and gorgeous in this release."
2019 Disgorgement Arriving December 20th; $99 per bottle
93 points Vinous: "The NV Brut Rosé Grand Cru is distinguished, among other things, by the five years it spent on its lees, which is quite long for Rosé Champagne. Bright and beautifully sculpted, the Rosé sizzles with tension and yet it also possesses a sense of inner suaveness that is impossible to miss. This is such a classy wine."
2020 Disgorgement Arriving February; $99 per bottle
92 points Vinous: "The NV Brut Rosé Grand Cru pulses with real energy. Cranberry, white flowers, chalk and mint give the Rosé an airy brightness, especially in the aromatics, but there is plenty of depth as well. Far from an easygoing wine, Egly's Rosé has the charm to drink well as an aperitif as well as the structure to pair with just about anything at the dinner table. I would give it a few months in bottle, as the wine appears to still be recovering from its recent disgorgement in July, 2019."
Vieillisement Prolongé 'VP' Extra Brut
2020 Disgorgement Arriving February; $110 per bottle
96 points Vinous: "The NV Extra Brut V.P. Grand Cru (Vieillissement Prolongé) is a rich, textured Champagne that expresses all of the natural intensity gained after having spent eight years on its lees. Baked apple tart, pastry, spice, chamomile and lightly honeyed notes infuse the V.P. with tremendous flavor complexity to fill out its broad, expansive frame. It is a wine of remarkable depth and vinous intensity. In a word: superb."
'Les Crayeres' Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru
2020 Disgorgement Arriving February; $189 per bottle
96+ points Vinous: "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."
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