Domaine Egly-Ouriet Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru Brut Les Crayeres VV
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The latest release of the NV Brut Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru Les Crayères is stunning, wafting from the glass with pure and expressive aromas of ripe apples, fresh peach, toasted sesame and fresh pastry. On the palate, it's full-bodied, fleshy and powerful, with a beautifully refined—even delicate—mousse, a deep but open-knit core, brisk acids and a long, expansive and mouthwateringly lively finish. Despite its broad shoulders, this is a supple, expressive and charming rendition of Les Crayères that exemplifies how the greatest wines attain concentration without weight. Egly-Ouriet crafts some of my very favorite Champagnes, and this bottle reminded me to buy more. It's a blend of the 2010 and 2011 vintages and was disgorged in July 2018 after 72 months sur lattes.
The NV Extra-Brut Blanc de Noirs Les Cray?res Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru is a blend of 60% 2011 and 40% 2010 that spends six years in the cellar. Dense, full-bodied and voluptuous, with all of the richness of the old-vine coming through, the Cray?res is fabulous. Red cherry, Mirabelle plum, dried flowers and spice notes fill out the wine?s ample frame effortlessly. Ample and creamy on the palate, with soft curves, the Cray?res, also has more than enough vibrancy to develop beautifully in bottle for many years to come. These old vines date back to 1946 and 1947 and confer notable gravitas. Disgorged December 2017. Dosage is 2 grams per liter.