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2006 Egly Ouriet Millesime Grand Cru BrutBlend from France

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"Egly-Ouriet produces, vinous, terroir expressive Champagne primarily from the great Grand Cru village of Ambonnay (the top village for Pinot Noir in Champagne), where he is wi...

  • 94 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
  • 94 Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 94 Wine Spectator
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"The 2006 Millésime Grand Cru is sourced from old vines in Ambonnay. Vinification and aging in oak shape the wine to a considerable degree, but Ambonnay has the natural breadth and shoulders to handle the oak. Brioche, spice, vanillin, dried orchard fruit and herbs all develop nicely in the glass. The 2006 is rich and resonant to the core, yet also impeccable in its overall balance. Dosage is 2 grams per liter."

94 Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The 2006 Brut Millésime Grand Cru is a really rich and intense, yet also a pure and fresh cuvée based on 60/70% barrel-fermented Pinot Noir and 30/40% barrel-fermented Chardonnay. It is a full-bodied, concentrated and extremely well-structured cuvée with a grippy, long and persistent finish. The dosage is two grams per liter. There are lovely fresh berry flavors on the nose."

94 Wine Spectator

"Ripe fruit and floral notes herald this mouthwatering Champagne, with nectarine, gingersnap biscuit, orchard blossom and anise notes carried through the fine, chalky mousse. Well-knit and vibrant, featuring a long finish of smoke and spice. Disgorged July 2015. Drink now through 2029. 100 cases imported"

Product Description:

"Egly-Ouriet produces, vinous, terroir expressive Champagne primarily from the great Grand Cru village of Ambonnay (the top village for Pinot Noir in Champagne), where he is widely regarded as the finest grower. Owner and winemaker Francis Egly farms old vine Pinot Noir and Chardonnay – 45 years old on average – from some of the most prized and revered vineyards in all of Champagne. Because of the quality of the estate fruit and Francis’s commitment to incredibly low yields, dosage is kept very low (normally between 1-3 grams), adding to the intensity and character of the wines.

Egly is a staunch believer that truly great Champagne must have extended lees aging, with some wines aged up to 9 years before disgorgement! It is clear the wines of Egly-Ouriet stand alone at the summit of intense, complex, and minerally precise Champagnes." -Importer

Product Detail

Item # 96789
Country France
Region Champagne
Sub-Region Champagne
Ratings

94 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

94 - Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

94 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2006
Color White
ABV 13.0%
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic, Biodynamic, and Sparkling
Taste ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry, mushroom, apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla
Nose barnyard, cherry, plum, game, tomato, apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla