Grape(s): 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
Localization: Bouzy, Vallée de la Marne, Champagne, France
Tasting Notes: Perfumes of Clementine zest and lemon ice add freshness and a lively note to its aroma. Very floral; the mouth combines almonds and mineral notes with ginger, pepper, and red-fruit flavors.
Notes: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay from the three finest villages in the Montaigne de Reims—Ambonnay, Bouzy and Verzenay. This is Egly's cellar treasure; with more than 40 months on its lees, "V.P." is a testament to the greatness of his terroir. 100% tank-made; micro-dosage.
94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: A blend of the 2013, 2012, and 2011 vintages, Egly's latest NV Egly-Ouriet Extra-Brut Grand Cru V.P. was disgorged in spring 2021 with three grams per liter dosage. It's a lovely wine, bursting with aromas of fresh bread, citrus oil, crisp orchard fruit, praline, and subtle hints of clear honey and exotic fruits. Full-bodied, layered, and textural, it's concentrated and incisive, with a pinpoint mousse and a long, saline finish. As ever, this is warmly recommended.
The Domain: Winemaker Francis Egly has earned a place at the very top of the grower Champagne elite, and his wines have achieved "cult" status.
You'll find Egly Champagne on the wine lists of the world's three-star restaurants. You'll also find it in the cellars of those who know that while Krug and other top producers can easily be had for a certain (often exaggerated) price, Egly Champagne is both rare and exceptional.
Egly Champagne is produced in microscopic quantities; it has few peers in terms of quality; and if you appreciate fine Champagne, it is certainly worth going any length to acquire.
Egly cares for vines in the grand cru villages of Bouzy, Verzenay and in the heart of Ambonnay. His are wines with character—tremendously vinous Champagne that speaks volumes about the regional terroir and the ancient vines that birth them. Each bottle is a stunning example of the potential of Champagne as well as the bold vision of a truly talented artisan.