From the very first cuvee, Egly-Ouriet is distinguished for its ability to preserve exacting precision and outstanding chalk mineral focus in the midst of magnificent generosity. This is a vinous wine of calm authority, carrying the full grandeur and complexity of carefully tended, old-vine Pinot Noir on some Champagne's most revered Grand Crus. Even the rough 2011 vintage does little to thwart its distinguished poise. Depth and power of red cherry, plum and red apple fruit are supported eloquently by the toasty and spicy complexity of barrel fermentation. Its rippling intensity juxtaposes magnificently with marvellous acid line, underscored by prominent, fine chalk minerality, bringing wonderful focus and definition. A paradox of luxurious generosity and crystalline purity. Tyson Stelzer. The Champagne Guide 2018-2019
70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay from the ’12, ’11 and ’10 vintages, disgorged October ’17 after 51 months on lees. Fourth generation vigneron Francis Egly’s determination to make only the best quality Champagne means he now sells on allocation. This wine is supremely concentrated, and equally classy. Dosage 2g/L. 97 Points. James Halliday Top 100, Weekend Australian November 2018.