NV Egly-Ouriet - Brut Blanc de Noirs Les Crayeres Vieilles Vignes 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

Refined and racy, with hints of butterscotch and marzipan leading to flavors of quince paste, lemon meringue, black currant candy and smoky mineral. Citrusy acidity drives through to the moderate finish. Disgorged June 2010.

Drink Dates: 2012-2015
Author: Alison Napjus

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

($98; this spent 61 months on its lees and was disgorged in August, 2006) Medium gold. Rich, smoky, deep aromas of leesy apple, apricot pit, pomegranate and rhubarbs. A chewy, substantial, medium-bodied wine with a distinctly toasty cast to its flavors of ripe pit fruits, toffee, fresh porcini and truffle. Serve this big, dense Champagne (I'm more tempted to call it a wine) with hearty, richly sauced dishes or the strongest cheeses. Not for those who prefer a racy style, but fans of the type will love it.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 129

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 94
Author: RDV
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 01/25/2014

Average rating: 90, based on 3 reviews

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312 bottles owned by 72 collectors.

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About This Producer

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.

See other similar producers: Ayala, Pierre Peters

Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir

Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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