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Champagne Egly-Ouriet Grand Cru Millésime 2008 (Disg. Jul 2019)

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Champagne Egly-Ouriet Grand Cru Millésime 2008 (Disg. Jul 2019)
Champagne Egly-Ouriet Grand Cru Millésime 2008 (Disg. Jul 2019)
Producer Champagne Egly-Ouriet
Region, Country Champagne, France
Bottle Size 750ml
Product Code 17595-750

This is 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay from 40-year-old vines in Ambonnay, aged in barrel until bottling, with no malo. Dosage is 5g/l. It is a deep, layered yet powerful expression of Ambonnay and, with the Blanc de Noirs, represents one of the very finest wines of the Montagne de Reims Grand Cru area. The 2008 harvest was clearly a great one in the Champagne area and Egly hasn’t missed his chance to fashion an astonishing Millésime. This is clearly one of the greatest releases from this maker, as the note from William Kelley below makes clear. 


Champagne Egly-Ouriet Grand Cru Millésime 2008 (Disg. Jul 2019)
Champagne Egly-Ouriet Grand Cru Millésime 2008 (Disg. Jul 2019)

Reviews

“Francis Egly and I tasted a bottle trial disgorgement of the 2008 Brut Grand Cru Millésime that saw six grams per liter dosage, and the wine surpassed even my high expectations. Wafting from the glass with scents of crisp orchard fruit, Meyer lemon, praline, warm bread and walnuts, it's full-bodied, deep and multi-dimensional, with an immensely layered, concentrated core that cloaks its racy but ripe spine of acidity, abundant but refined structuring dry extract and an incredibly long, precise and sapid finish. It represents the confluence of a great vigneron at the peak of his powers with a historic vintage, and it's unquestionably the finest 2008 Champagne that I've tasted to date. Egly and I agreed that it might be even better with only five grams per liter dosage, but we'll see what he finally decides when he disgorges the wine later this year. What is clear is that the the 2008 Brut Grand Cru Millésime will be worth any and every effort to seek out once it arrives on the market.”
100 points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate, April 2019

Reviews

“Francis Egly and I tasted a bottle trial disgorgement of the 2008 Brut Grand Cru Millésime that saw six grams per liter dosage, and the wine surpassed even my high expectations. Wafting from the glass with scents of crisp orchard fruit, Meyer lemon, praline, warm bread and walnuts, it's full-bodied, deep and multi-dimensional, with an immensely layered, concentrated core that cloaks its racy but ripe spine of acidity, abundant but refined structuring dry extract and an incredibly long, precise and sapid finish. It represents the confluence of a great vigneron at the peak of his powers with a historic vintage, and it's unquestionably the finest 2008 Champagne that I've tasted to date. Egly and I agreed that it might be even better with only five grams per liter dosage, but we'll see what he finally decides when he disgorges the wine later this year. What is clear is that the the 2008 Brut Grand Cru Millésime will be worth any and every effort to seek out once it arrives on the market.”
100 points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate, April 2019

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