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2012 Egly-Ouriet Brut Grand Cru Millésime

Original price was: $950.00.Current price is: $899.00.
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  • Producer
    Egly-Ouriet
  • Vintage
    2012
  • Region
    Champagne
  • Size
    Bottle
SKU: EGLY12EC1

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

98+ Points William Kelley, Wine Advocate
Francis Egly‘s 2012 Brut Grand Cru Millésime is predictably brilliant; but it’s also a serious, structured wine that will need time to unwind. Mingling notes of citrus oil, pear and stone fruit with hints of freshly baked bread, praline and baking spices, it’s full-bodied, deep and multidimensional, with huge concentration and a taut, layered core. Built around a racy spine of acidity and prodigious reserves of chalky extract, it’s long, precise, and remarkably fine-boned and elegant for such a powerful wine. Make no mistake, this is one of the wines of the vintage, but—like the 2008—it will demand patience. With more age on cork, however, I wouldn’t be surprised if it began to close in on a three-digit score.

2012 Egly-Ouriet Brut Grand Cru Millésime