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Egly-Ouriet Estate New Releases
October 1, 2022

 


Egly-Ouriet Estate New Releases


 

According to Francois Egly, "Vines are like horses: if you want to master them, you have to breed them." He's a great rider-breeder with a 40-year-old vineyard which is now counted among the best estates in Champagne.

We have just been given a very short-term opportunity to get bottles only of his champagnes below. They are extremely limited and will arrive from France in about a month. We have sent this offer to our champagne list. Several bottle sold out, but we do have some good ones left.

For three generations, the family has built a heritage of grand cru vines in Bouzy, Verzenay, and especially Ambonnay, in the heart of the terroir. In the first vintage, it has a pinot meunier on the terroir of Vrigny, in the Marne valley. Égly, following his father Michel, patiently builds a treasure that allows him to market his crus with at least four years of aging and his vintages more than six years. They have made their reputation with rich barrel-aged Champagnes followed by long aging on lees.

His back labels list the champagnes' composition, including their base years. Mostly 2017, Les Prémices (Massif de Saint-Thierry) is for current drinking. It is already very golden with marked aromatic evolution and a soft mouth.

More powerful, a new cuvée Les Vignes de Bisseuil (2016 base) is finely wrought and tames its rich breadth of the vintage through to a savory length.

From Montagne de Reims, Brut Grand Cru (base 2016) pushes an admirably chiseled frame further: it is endowed with solid flavors and an extremely delicate mousse.

Rosé (2016 base) asserts itself with a structured and deep burst of flavor, revealing a palate with no excess richness.

VP (base 2013) displays an admirable grilled patina and the vintage's somewhat firm, austere tone. A great classic Champagne.

 Fine and smoky thanks to incomparable barrel aging, the Blanc de Noirs VV (2014 base) comes out with fantastic power and breed and promises a lot for aging 

Notes are from the Revue du Vin de France – translation mine.

 

No notes on the 2008, but that is a classic champagne vintage

 

                                                                                                           Reg    Prearrival

NV Champagne Les Premices                                             80         68

NV Brut Les Vignes Vrigny 1er Cru                                   100       85

NV Brut Les Vignes de Bisseuil 1er Cru                          120       102

NV Brut Champagne Grand Cru                                        135       115

NV Brut Rose Champagne                                                    170       145   SOLD OUT

NV Extra Brut VP Champagne                                            170       145   SOLD OUT

NV Blanc de Noirs 'Crayeres' Vieilles Vignes               300      255    SOLD OUT

2008 Brut Millesime                                                               900      775

 

All sale prices net per bottle

 

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