Domaine Egly-Ouriet Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru Brut Les Crayeres NV
Pinot Noir | France
$174.95 - 750mL
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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 Brut Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru is a blend taken from old vines in the Crayères lieu-dit in Ambonnay. A wine of real depth and vertical intensity, the Blanc de Noirs is a stand out today. Chalk, white pepper, mint and sage add aromatic brightness to a core of rich Pinot fruit in this decidedly cool, austere, Champagne. Egly's Brut Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru remains one of the most distinctive wines in all of Champagne. Extended time on the lees (76 months) yields a wine of real pedigree. Disgorged: November, 2018.
Aromatic and spicy, offering notes of pencil shavings, tea rose and star anise, with flavors of blackberry, toast and citrus that glide across the palate. This seamless Champagne is fresh and focused, featuring racy acidity that drives the zesty finish. Drink now through 2025. 100 cases imported.