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 VintageN.V. Label 1 of 5 
TypeWhite - Sparkling
ProducerEgly-Ouriet
VarietyPinot Noir
DesignationBlanc de Noirs
VineyardLes Crayères
CountryFrance
RegionChampagne
SubRegionAmbonnay
AppellationChampagne

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2009 and 2016 (based on 19 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Egly Ouriet Champagne Blanc de Noirs Vieilles Vignes on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 92.4 pts. and median of 93 pts. in 99 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by bestdamncab on 4/10/2015 & rated 95 points: Opened for Kathy's birthday. Lovely pale salmon color in the flute, great mousse with lots of tiny bubbles, expressive nose of blood range, strawberry, wet slate, with a touch of yeast, earth, and brioche, more of the same on the palate, relatively high in acid which adds tension to the complexity on the mid palate, medium/big body, long, long, long flavorful finish and aftertaste. (797 views)
 Tasted by daffydahl on 3/15/2015 & rated 94 points: Ungt, men väldigt gott på egen hand med.friskt med en liten härlig sötma i avslutningen. kommer antagligen att breddas ordentligt med åren. Favorit. (880 views)
 Tasted by CamWheeler on 2/25/2015 & rated 91 points: Dots and Bubbles with the Trait-d-union (Sydney, Australia): Single vineyard Les Crayères in Ambonnay with vines planted in 1946. 60% 2008 fruit and 40% 2007. Dosage is 3-4g/l.

A much more powerful style after the previous two Egly wines. Lemon, orange, smoke, apple and brioche. The palate is powerful, with the richness of the fruit the centrepiece. I'd like to see a little more drive behind it, as at times it seems to want some more focus to bring the broadness into line, but overall it is impressive and will improve in bottle. (730 views)
 Tasted by Lilja on 2/16/2015 & rated 92 points: Big and open nose full of nuts, chocolate, coffee, bitter oranges, almonds, slight oxidation and a bit of stony minerals. High, but round acidity. No harshness at all, this is only premium pressings! Full bodied, high intensity and a long, but slightly warm finish (?).

Would love to try this with a big of age, there is plenty of potential here. But nonetheless this is drinking very well right now. (1331 views)
 Tasted by NostraBacchus on 1/23/2015 & rated 96 points: Expressive aromatics of red fruits, small forest strawberries, some herbs, minerals (slate) and brioche. It’s medium-full bodied and dense without being heavy, has high acidity, small perfect mousse and fantastic length. A breathtakingly beautiful Blanc de Noirs with a beautiful density but also great freshness and precision. One of the favorites (or even the favorite) of the whole group. (96+ p.) (1545 views)
 Tasted by daffydahl on 11/30/2014 & rated 94 points: degorged april 2011, probably from 05-06. dark yellow with a nose of old apples. long, fullbodied taste with great length. Fantastic! (1700 views)
 Tasted by aquacongas on 11/29/2014 & rated 94 points: Champagne tasting from different crus ans styles with sushi and salmon, 8 champagnes in 4 flights,
1. Flight Guy Charlemagne BdB Brut Reserve against Cazals Clos Cazals 2000
2. Flight Gosset Grande Reserve vs. Dethune Cuvee des Princess
3. Flight Diebolt-Vallois Rose vs Krug Rose
4. Flight Egly-Ouriet VV Crayres vs Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque 1982

For me 2 nd best and overall 4th place.

Disgorged 2013, mainly from the great 2008 vintage. Like always a great pleasure. Getting much better with air and temperature. in 5 years getting his whole excellence. In the future 96 from this vintage possible. Strong, oaky wine with a long finish (1583 views)
 Tasted by yofog on 10/26/2014 & rated 93 points: Really full-bodied and powerful, this is still crunchy and minerally. 100% barrel fermented PN, this blend of 07 and 08 spent 5 years on it's lees and saw a 3g/L dosage, it's really chalky for such a big wine. Impressive. (1996 views)
 Tasted by aquacongas on 9/18/2014 & rated 94 points: Blind ChAMpagne tasting of 4 bottles DE Sousa Le Mesnil 2005 (93p.) Egly-Ouriet GC VV Les Crayeres (93), Pol Roger NV Brut (92), Diebolt-Vallois Blanc de Blancs (90).

I recognised the Egly. strong, nutty, chocolate, wood notes, complex, developing in the glas, disgorged 2013, great acidity and minerality, perfect to food. In my experience it is best to drink it 5 years after disgorgement, give him air and time (1979 views)
 Tasted by aquacongas on 7/18/2014 & rated 94 points: It is a bomb, this style of wine I like, dark golden coleur, fine perlage, red berries and few oxidative notes in the nose, bread, whisky, brioche in the palate, very long aftertaste, potential for at least 10 years (50+5+13+17+9) (2237 views)
 Tasted by beatles on 5/31/2014 & rated 94 points: An evening with Ib B (Frederiksberg): Discorged 2010. Young, concentrated, powerful, yeast present – but vraiment pinot – dark bread et al. Everyone seemed to prefer the Brut Tradition (probably for its freshness), but this is a wine, that is built to last – and not really an aperitif champagne. Wait for it – said CP – and I think, I agree. 94+ (2025 views)
 Tasted by MdCC on 3/9/2014: Zaczyna się owocowym nosem, w ustach czuć ekstrakt i taniny. Wszystko pięknie kwasowe. W kolejnych kieliszkach więcej nuty chlebowych ale usta wciąż zwarte i chrupiące (2426 views)
 Tasted by beatles on 2/21/2014 & rated 93 points: Dinner at HSA (Østerbro, Copenhagen): Powerful wine, served vis-a-vis the red pinot from the same producer - not a bad idea, this a masculine, very pinot, very food-friendly. Long life ahead. (730 views)
 Tasted by mtolerico on 2/20/2014 & rated 93 points: I actually preferred this to the '02 DP, it's really a nice Champagne, great acidity, loads of fruit and mouthfeel. Great stuff. (2089 views)
 Tasted by Wine_lvr on 1/20/2014 & rated 96 points: Blancs de Noirs Growers Champagne Tasting (Restaurant Carlton, Zürich, Switzerland): Tasted blind, Bottle disgorged in 2009. 49 months on the lees. Base (likely) 2004: Dark golden color. Nose of camomile, yeast and ripe apples. The acidity is still present, but not as noticeable as the wine has so much depth and power. Taste of Caramel and nuts. An amazing BdN Champagne and yet another beauty from Egly-Ouriet. Drink now over the next 10 years. (2231 views)
 Tasted by Paul S on 10/18/2013 & rated 92 points: Dim Sum Club tries Fleur de Sel (Fleur de Sel, Tras Street): I thought this was very good. Served blind, it stood toe-to-toe with a rather underwhelming bottle of 1999 Salon and did not blink a eyelid. This had a very expressive nose, with some sweet oak, drips of honey, then ripe apples and cherry flesh aromas, and a touch of yeast and earth at the sides. The palate was very nicely textured, with quite a bit of power to it, showing ripe apples and subtle cherry notes that came out more when this was paired with a lovely dish of roasted duck breast. Not the subtlest of Champagnes, this was a lot of flavour packed into a soft, creamy mousse and enlivened with fresh acidity showing through brighter lemon notes. It was nicely harmonious though, so that it never came across as overbearing. Strong finish as well, with sweet kumquats along with a litte biscuity note and a lovely line of mineral. This was a nice Blanc de Noirs that went very well with food. I think this was still pretty young, still pretty tight, but there was already a nice touch of complexity. 2-3 more years would have done this bottle a world of good though - it is a pity I did not note the disgorgement date. (3309 views)
 Tasted by BillyT on 8/13/2013 & rated 91 points: Wine dinner with friends. Sorry no notes other than very smooth and elegant. (2953 views)
 Tasted by Tavastgatan on 3/15/2013 & rated 92 points: Very Pinot in character. Quite special. Quite good. Lots of potential. (3282 views)
 Tasted by Lord Rayas on 3/1/2013: Dinner with KH, Bunny, 正龍, Philip, Gordon, Martin and wives (The Principal): excellent as always (3325 views)
 Tasted by Ben Christiansen on 2/21/2013: Hopefully this is the right on. Digorged July 2011, 60 months on the lees. Ana says sweet tarts but to me its super "wine-y". (2914 views)
 Tasted by french16 on 2/5/2013: Rich, full nose. Clearly some oak but well used. Raspberry, yeasty, white chocolate with spices with a fine oxidation. Palate is also rich and powerful but balanced by a good acidity and lively and fine mousse. Woulld be perfect with lobster.
2005 base. Pinot Noir from the Les Crayeres in Ambonnay, sees oak (20-25% new). Spend 60 months on the lees. Disgorged July 2011. (2653 views)
 Tasted by markjanes on 12/30/2012 & rated 92 points: 2003 disgorge... Deeply colored, moderate amount of mousse that is very fine. Aromatically quite deep and complex with plenty of cherry, minerals... shows a lot of toast and bread dough (clearly spent a lot of time on lees). On the palate quite dry, very high acidity, plenty of power, low ETOH. Very well balanced wine with very good length and intensity, great complexity. Loads of finesse for all that power, great texture, perfect expression of place. Great Champagne. (2527 views)
 Tasted by mnor on 12/26/2012: Överensstämmer med min tidigare tasting note, dominerat av röda äpplen, lite citrus toner och tropiska frukter med en bra frisk balanserad syra. Fantastiskt bra champagne! (Deg September 2008) (1671 views)
 Tasted by geshtin on 12/14/2012: 12,5% abv. Dark gold colour. Dried fruit aromas and slight oxidation, huge amounts of oak; super-rich palate though it does have good acidity too. It's like a Montrachet with bubbles. And I'm not sure I like it though it is a very impressive wine and I can see why it has its fans. But it is pretty much the opposite style of Champagne that I enjoy drinking. (2105 views)
 Tasted by lepetitchateau on 12/6/2012 & rated 93 points: Marvelous (1641 views)
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By Lyle Fass
Rockss and Fruit (7/20/2007)
(NV Egly-Ouriet NV Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru "Les Crayeres") It was very bready, very yeasty with a nice very pale rose color. The palate was a touch out of balance but there was nice concentrated fruit and wonderful delicate mousse but this definetly was in the typical powerful Egly style. Not that refined. Drink with steak. Expensive too for what it is. The Pinot Meunier (Les Vignes de Vrigny) is way better and a much better value.
By Chris Kissack
Winedoctor, April 2005
(NV Egly-Ouriet Blanc de Noirs Vieille Vignes) A tasting of the NV cuvée on the market at the time, I believe. A producer I have ear-marked for my forthcoming Champagne feature. A little cheesy on the nose, denoting Pinot here. Apples too, as pointed out by Toby. Good, altogether palate.  16.5 points
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Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.

Les Crayères

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