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 VintageN.V. Label 1 of 5 
TypeWhite - Sparkling
ProducerEgly-Ouriet
VarietyPinot Noir
DesignationBlanc de Noirs
VineyardLes Crayères
CountryFrance
RegionChampagne
SubRegionn/a
AppellationChampagne Grand Cru

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2010 and 2019 (based on 23 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 92.5 pts. and median of 93 pts. in 119 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by aquacongas on 5/22/2016 & rated 95 points: As always very convincing, still one of my favorite BdN, power, elegance, freshness, complexity all in one. Great with food, very long clean finish, the wood is perfectly integrated, not that oxidative as Selosse (333 views)
 Tasted by cbforever1 on 5/22/2016 & rated 92 points: Today it lost the battle with 2002 Pol Roger Winston Churchill, but it remains nonetheless an excellent blanc de noir. If you look for power and masculinity this is definitely something you should take in great consideration. (414 views)
 Tasted by RolfT on 5/13/2016 & rated 90 points: 2008 base. 2014 disgorgement.

What a strange champagne! I've never tasted anything like it. We tasted this blind and I suspected it as made on some strange grape variety outside of champagne. Challenging for many at the tasting. I give it 2 points for being an odity. (571 views)
 Tasted by aquacongas on 4/30/2016 & rated 95 points: Disgorged Nov 2008, my first bought at Francis Egly. Fantastic. Perfectly aged,fresh baken Breadcrust, Nuts, Almonds, orange peel, fullbodied, light oxidative style but with a great acidity backbone. Perfect to lobster, veal, tuna and turbot. Long clean finish. For me his BdN ist Egly's best effort. Great fun. with 8 years of bottle aging close to his top. 95-96 (682 views)
 Tasted by BSA on 4/24/2016 & rated 94 points: My first of the July 2013 disg. Wow, so so lovely. Rich and expressive as usual. Rough, yet silky and smooth. Baked apples, smoke, nuts, mushroom and biscuits. Vinous! Overall very good balance. Only thing to point to is that prehaps it was a touch to sweet. Had thought I would find in too early stage, but it was not. Of course got better with air/temp as usual, but was at very high level already out of the gate. Got the usual pairing in our home: comte and (this time Italian) ham. Not sure of ideal drinking window. Perhaps 8-10 years? Looking forward to be enjoing many more. (698 views)
 Tasted by bajayngo on 4/7/2016: One of the more precise and complex champagne's I've had to date. Flowers, citrus, yeast, seashell minerality, herbs, chalk, white pepper, just so much. On the palate it was clean with finesse and elegance. After it had warmed over a few hours it added some slight oxidation, more round mature fruits and weight. (998 views)
 Tasted by Motz on 3/31/2016 & rated 96 points: Disgorged July, 2013. Well...the wine world has turned for me. The bubbly bug bit me and clamped down hard, a direct result of this absolutely stunning wine. In recent months I have tasted two other bubblies that caught my attention like never before, but this particular offering transcends the dimensional boundaries of earth and time, reaching far into the ethereal! I could not take the glass away from my nose because of mind-bending complexities the bouquet offers. Yeast, steel, slate, chalk, ores, lychee, currant, gooseberry, citrus, carambola, lemongrass, herbs, essential oils, wax paper, lanolin, etc., etc., etc. This is to say nothing of the profoundly layered palate, at once piercing, delicate, bold, weighty, expansive, refined, elegant, and indescribably deep. The finish delivered a sensory overload that left me entranced for several days. Further descriptors escape me...possibly because they cannot be spoken...only experienced. 96-97! (1199 views)
 Tasted by galenico on 3/13/2016 & rated 92 points: PRANZO DA VINOGODI: Sboccatura 07/2013. Lieviti, pan di spagna, polvere di gesso. Ha una parte di vinosità classica del Pinot, molto pura; e una parte calorosa gialla di frutta matura. La bocca è tesa, metallica e molto minerale. Fattura al solito da manuale, si sente la classe nella flessuosità del finale coprente e pieno. Legno ancora sensibile e bolla indisciplinata, quasi "gasata". Attendere qualche anno con fiducia. (1427 views)
 Tasted by Burgundy Al on 2/26/2016 & rated 93 points: An older bottle, purchased in 2006. Great depth and concentration with lots of red fruit character on nose and palate. Rich and intense, still nicely vibrant. I probably liked this more than others did tonight, largely based on its density. No fear of this fading away. Incredibly well made. (1429 views)
 Tasted by Hajoha on 2/7/2016 & rated 87 points: Gogget 2010.
Halvfunky denne også.
Ingen fruktaromaer igjen. Mye sopp, nøtter, røyk og sherrytoner. Meget moden nese.
Over i munn får jeg litt Jura feeling av denne.
Vanskelig å beskrive, men modent er det.
Meget bra konsentrasjon og den løftes av en flott syre, men det er ikke nok til å gjøre dette til en flott vin.
Lang.
Husstil? Ja kanskje, men det blir litt over the hill for min del. 87-88p
Av en eller annen grunn var dette en super match til røkt hval med en mild pepperrot-krem. (1376 views)
 Tasted by Jowh on 2/6/2016 & rated 89 points: Disgorged may 2010 after 58 months on lees.

Mature sherry. Smoky and very mature red apples. Powerful and structured acidity but with a bite in mid-palate. Broad end.

89 points as a standalone aperitif but 91+ with right kind of food - like smoked or cured meats. (1122 views)
 Tasted by PC73 on 2/1/2016: sweet apple on the nose/palate.
classic blanc de noir. (1269 views)
 Tasted by Periko on 12/12/2015 & rated 94 points: Another pre-Xmas Saturday Lunch (Cal Fuster (Serrateix)): As aperitif and pairing with starters. Didn't write down the disgorgement date but this one had a few years on it and certainly showed with a mature profile on nose with subtle ripe fruit and quince. Medium bodied with a lively acidity, the palate was just delicious, well balanced, savory and fresh. I liked this as it kept evolving in the glass. Monumental bubbly, great! 93-95 (1667 views)
 Tasted by peternelson on 9/28/2015 & rated 94 points: Detected an impression of a dark berry note in the nose, along with peach pit, a nuance of old wood, apple, pear tart; great structure, cleaner and more bright than the VP; very dry, but creamy and balanced; very long finish. Really tasty, needs 5 years in my opinion, though.
-100% PN, 70 yr old vines from Crayere v.y., indigenous, fermented in old oak and tank, no malo, 3 yrs age, 2 g/l (2187 views)
 Tasted by conviction buy on 9/2/2015 & rated 91 points: Straw yellow, slow and small bubbles. Nose of ripe apple and pear, some hint of flowers too. Frothy on palate, burst of foams leading to sharp acidity with very light bitterness, similar aroma with added tangerine. After taste has a steely but clean feeling of minerality. (2082 views)
 Tasted by jag323 on 7/31/2015 & rated 93 points: Overall excellent but have had better at price point. I would prefer to pay up a bit more for Krug for instance. Lots of toast / yeast on nose and palate. (2074 views)
 Tasted by BSA on 7/11/2015 & rated 92 points: Deg July 2007, 48 months on lees. Never tasted this deg/vintage before now, and I do see the points made by those who have. Nose is 98 points for me, but the mouth is wearing the signs of an off-vintage (2003) and is a bit on the dull (this is Egly BdN after all!) side. Spine and mousse is also struggling, although the latter is of less importance to me. A killer with comte still, which was the simple pairing for us today. I would say drink up now (with not too much expectations). I of course still like it though. (2195 views)
 Tasted by BSA on 6/14/2015 & rated 95 points: Bott 05/2010 - 58 mois. This wine is in a very good spot at the moment. Powerful and intense, with simply a divine nose dominated by lovely red apples while with some air the wine also let its shoulders down in the mouth displaying all the various tones that make up this gorgeausly complex and vinous champagne. Think my own bottles should be getting around 12 months of further cellar time in hope that this oxidative notes will get a bit more pronounced. Enjoyed with a number of hard mature cheeses, which proved to be a perfect match (particularly the Comte). (1937 views)
 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. (2154 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. (1953 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. (1865 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. (2257 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.) (2529 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! (2191 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 (2164 views)
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By Lyle Fass
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(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
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(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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