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1999 Egly-Ouriet Brut Grand Cru Millésime 1500ml

Original price was: $1,999.00.Current price is: $1,700.00.
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  • Producer
    Egly-Ouriet
  • Vintage
    1999
  • Region
    Champagne
  • Size
    Magnum
SKU: EGLY99MEC1

There are few growers in champagne with the attention to detail and unashamed passion for producing wines of distinction.

Egly-Ouriet is based in the grand cru village of Ambonnay, famed for its pinot noir fruit. It is run by the skillful, Francis Egly who practices biodynamic and organic principals in his vineyards which span, Bouzy and Verzenay. Francis makes up a handful of highly talented and terroir-driven producers along with the likes of Anselme Selosse, Larmandier-Bernier and Vouette et Sorbée.

These are wines first and he produces deep, powerful and intense styles of champagne. His minimum ageing is around 48-60 months (as declared on his informative back label) for his non-vintage wines, allowing time to express the inner strength and purity. If you’ve never heard of Egly-Ouriet before, you are in for a treat.

Tasting Notes

93+ Points Antonio Galloni
The 1999 Brut Grand Cru is 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay from old vines in Ambonnay that spent a whopping 96 months on its lees. The wine exudes notable complexity in its dried apricots, peaches, baking spices, roasted nuts, ash, freshly baked cinnamon rolls and sweet toasted oak. This is a soft, creamy style of Champagne backed up with impressive structure. The oak notes are rather prominent at first, but then recede somewhat with air. Readers who prefer wines with less overt oak influence will probably enjoy some of the other releases more. This bottle was disgorged in July, 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2019.

1999 Egly-Ouriet Brut Grand Cru Millésime 1500ml