We filled up the champagne bar with some new bubbles from one of the best Pinot Noir-growers out there today – Egly-Ouriet from Ambonnay! It will be served this Friday @ The Champagne Bar by Richard Juhlin in Sthlm!
RJ ON EGLY-OURIET This firm was established in 1930 and nowadays Michel Egly owns 7,7 hectares at Ambonnay, a third of a hectare at Bouzy and one and a half a hectare at Verzenay as well as 2 hectares Meunier in Vrigny. The average age of the vines is 35 years, with 60 years for the prestige wines. The wines are phenomenally great and rich. The grower is very close to gaining five stars through his fantastic development in recent years. Probably the foremost grower of Pinot Noir in the entire Champagne region nowadays. His much sought-after Blanc de Noirs Vielles Vignes comes from grapes from Pinot vines grown in 1946. They give this wine extra weight and density. The fruitiness is massive and soft, and the potential for maturation is enormous. He succeeds better and better for each issue. Nowadays this is a Selosse-like, exotic, oaky and biodynamically influenced giant among champagnes. The taste layers are fantastically generous and many-headed. Very close to 5 stars.
2002 EGLY-OURIET ‘MILLÉSIME’ | Ambonnay | Champagne | Frankrike | 70PN 30CH | Swedish importer: Carovin & Theis Vine | SBnr 77163 SBpris 1 097 sek | RJpoints 91(94)
TASTING NOTE ‘Tighter, lighter but also more elegant than, for example, the abundant ultra-generous 2000 vintage. Interesting to see that extreme growers just like Egly Oriet can make powerful wines from vintages when most producers do lightweighters and vice versa.’