Egly-Ouriet

This firm was established in 1930 and nowadays Michel Egly owns 7,7 hectares at Ambonnay, a third of a hectare at Bouzy and one and a half a hectare at Verzenay as well as 2 hectares Meunier in Vrigny. The average age of the vines is 35 years, with 60 years for the prestige wines. The wines are phenomenally great and rich. The grower is very close to gaining five stars through his fantastic development in recent years. Probably the foremost grower of Pinot Noir in the entire Champagne region nowadays. His much sought-after Blanc de Noirs Vielles Vignes comes from grapes from Pinot vines grown in 1946. They give this wine extra weight and density. The fruitiness is massive and soft, and the potential for maturation is enormous. He succeeds better and better for each issue. Nowadays this is a Selosse-like, exotic, oaky and biodynamically influenced giant among champagnes. The taste layers are fantastically generous and many-headed. Very close to 5 stars.

Ambonnay Grand Cru

« the sthlm ugly-ouriet tasting » june'15

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Egly-Ouriet 'Brut Tradition' - disgorged sep'14 - 50 mois sûr-lie

‘A copy of Bollinger’s nonvintage Champagne. Chocolate, hazelnut and ripe apples. A broad, masculine fleshiness and vigor. Better and better with greater depth, elegance and Selosse-like barrel quality and organic style. Avoid the youngest and most recently disgorged specimens of all.’

RJ 84(87)

Egly-Ouriet 'Les Vignes de Vrigny' - disgorged sep'14 - 38 mois sûr-lie

‘If you have never tasted Prévost in Gueux then you should taste this wine. Very similar style. Inspired by Selosse, to put it mildly. Pure Meunier with biodynamics and new barrels. A lovely combination in the right hands and a new stylistic contribution in the already abundant flora of Champagne.’

RJ 86(89)

Egly-Ouriet 'Blanc de Blancs Vieilles Vignes' - disgorged jan'13 - 54 mois sûr-lie

‘Grapes from Pinot vines cultivated in 1946 give the wine an extra weight and concentration. The fruit is rich, soft, and dense, and the potential for cellar storage is huge. He is succeeding better and better with each issue. Nowadays this is a Selosse-like, exotically oaky, organically influenced giant of a champagne. The flavour layers are fantastically generous and multi-facetted.’

RJ 94(95)

2004 Egly-Ouriet 'Millésime' - disgorged july'13 - 96 mois sür-lie

‘Den elegantaste och lättaste årgången jag stött på från Egly. Ytterst snarlik 2004 Bollinger. Gamla fat, men nedtonat, ren fin äpplighet, stringent syra och underliggande parfymerad kraft.’

RJ 91(93)