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NV Egly-Ouriet Grand Cru Blanc De Noirs VV

NV Egly-Ouriet Grand Cru Blanc De Noirs VV

'This is a phenomenal wine... My goodness, here’s one where I’m going back for another glass.' 
97 Points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

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  • The emblematic wine from Francis Egly and the one that first brought him international acclaim. It was Michel Bettane, the influential French critic, who encouraged Egly to bottle this single vineyard wine separately and the first vintage was in 1989. As you may be aware, this wine was once the product of a single vintage, but this is no longer the case. Egly has learnt through experience that he is better able to express this magnificent terroir more completely when he blends two vintages together. This cuvée was bottled in 2011 and 50% of the assemblage is from the 2010 vintage and 50% from 2009. 100% vinification and ageing was in barrique as always.


    The fruit comes from a single, brilliant terroir known as Les Crayères, and the vines here were planted in 1946. The soil is hardly 30cm deep, then it's chalk, hundreds of metres down - hence the name of the site (craie is French for chalk). The old vines are deeply rooted in this chalk subsoil, giving the wine its classic, mineral vibrancy, woven through the powerful, textured Pinot fruit. The concentration here is a product of the ripeness that both the site and its ancient vines naturally deliver. Les Crayères is situated mid-slope with a full south facing exposure, not far from the Estate's cellars. The wine that results is both a tribute to the greatest sites of Ambonnay and to the Egly-Ouriet Domaine.

    Assemblage: 50% 2010 vintage, 50% 2011 vintage.
    Dosage: 3g/L
    Disgorged: March 2018
    Time on lees: 70 months


    99 Points - Tyson Stelzer (Top Wines of 2018 - referring to this base vintage)

    'This is a phenomenal wine. Almost smells like a pretty old Barolo with its liquorice root and rose perfume and autumnal lilt and scents of decay. It’s medium bodied with flavours of red fruit and citrus, spice and truffles, light chalkiness, cool mineral acidity and mild but insistent bubbles. Finish is long, rich and golden. My goodness, here’s one where I’m going back for another glass. Good Lord.'

    97 Points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

    'A very striking nose with immense personality and distinctively richer, red orchard fruit characters. The oak is assertive yet fits in well adding cedary, woody aromas and spicy complexity; there's a hint of pepper too. The palate delivers an immensely concentrated flavorsome impression with ripe phenolics framing nectarine, brulée custard and blue fruit flavors. Powerful, detailed and balanced.'
    94 Points - James Suckling