Tuesday, August 15, 2023
LeDomduVin: Egly-Ouriet Brut Grand Cru Millesime 2008
I took this picture from that angle to showcase the magnificence of the Champagne, as it was genuinely GRAND!
Egly-Ouriet is a difficult Champagne to get as its production is tiny, demand is high, and stocks from distributors and retailers usually go really fast.
I was lucky to secure this last bottle of 2008 from my supplier. Lucky, as well as I never tried this vintage before. I was truly impressed.
Impressed because right at opening, it boasted enticing aromas of ripe apple and yellow fruits, with citrus notes and baked bread, toasted, buttery, yeasty nuances that resonated and are amplified in the palate.
Impressed also by its mesmerizing brownish-golden colour denoting a certain age, some could take it as a flaw, yet it suits this beautiful nectar crafted from old vines in Ambonnay perfectly.
Impressed as the multidimensional palate is a delight for your taste buds: intense, full-bodied, generously expanding, deep, rich, structured, textured and layered, coating with great depth and concentration, vibrant and lively, elegant and sophisticated, long and immensely satisfying. Gorgeous!
I was also impressed as this Champagne got its unique complexity, richness and characteristics from being aged on its lees for a mindblowing 129 months, that's 10 years and 9 months, before being disgorged in April 2020.
There are not enough adjectives for me to describe this exceptional Champagne. It would be best if you tried it to understand what I'm trying to say.
Impressive! Thank you, Mr Francis Egly, for this gem!
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