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2005 Egly-Ouriet Brut Millésimé Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru

FRANCE / CHAMPAGNE / AMBONNAY
abv 12.5%
    • Variety
      Champagne Blend
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    SKU: 156665-2005-1500-1A

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    $318.75

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    • Vinous | Rating: 90

      The 2005 Brut Grand Cru Millésime is soft, forward and quite expressive. There is plenty of freshness in the glass, but the wine's mid-weight personality and overall lack of complexity vis-à-vis the best wines here both make me think it is a wine to drink now and over the next handful of years. The lithe, delicate finish is attractive, if a bit out of character for Egly-Ouriet, where the wines are usually richer. Candied lemon, dried apricot, white flowers and mint are some of the signatures. Disgorged: July 2014.
      Drink Dates: 2015 - 2020
      Author: Antonio Galloni
      Issue: Nov 2015
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  • One of the small grower elite, Michel Egly's "cult" status owes to his ability to be somewhat of an alchemist when combining the elements that transform themselves into his phenomenal Champagnes. The quality and originality of these Champagnes stem from the land (grand cru and premier cru vineyards), the age of the vines (on average 40+ years), the precise vinification methods employed, and that intangible magical touch - knowing just what to blend and when.

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    Champagne is the northernmost wine region of France, located 90 miles outside of Paris. Its storied wine reputation dates back to the Middle Ages; a few of the top houses, to which so much of the region's fame is owed, have been producing since the early 1700s. As one of the coolest wine producing regions in the world, Champagne is perfectly suited to growing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier at the low sugar/high acid levels necessary for sparkling wines. The region's famous chalk soils not only reflect sunlight back to the vines, helping them to ripen, but also impart minerality to the fruit, giving Champagne its characteristic flavor profile. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 25 bottles owned
    • 5 collectors