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 VintageN.V. Label 1 of 8 
TypeWhite - Sparkling
ProducerEgly-Ouriet
VarietyPinot Meunier
DesignationBrut "Les Vignes de Vrigny" 1er Cru
Vineyardn/a
CountryFrance
RegionChampagne
SubRegionAmbonnay
AppellationChampagne

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2010 and 2014 (based on 23 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Egly Ouriet Champagne Brut Les Vignes de Vrigny on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90.6 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 248 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by CADomer on 7/19/2015 & rated 93 points: Disgorgement January 2011. 100% Pinot Meunier. Cherry skin and brioche on the nose with an interesting tonic note on the palate. Opened wonderfully with air. Expansive nose when drank in Burgundy shaped glass. (239 views)
 Tasted by paolonardi on 7/18/2015 & rated 90 points: Subito generosissimo con gli agrumi rossi e il gesso in prima linea. Invitante. Bocca coinvolgente ricca ma allo stesso tempo verticale ed equilibrata. C'è una sensazione di astringenza quasi tannica molto piacevole. Bella anche la persistenza. (385 views)
 Tasted by Clos & Cru on 6/28/2015 & rated 87 points: Japanese plum wine notes on the nose but fairly natural
On palate soft, round, aromatic, silky smooth, structured and with honeyed finish
100% Pinot Meunier, 42 months on lees, disgorged 2015 (495 views)
 Tasted by Jeremy Holmes on 5/11/2015: Very dry with floral and spice notes. Good detail in the mouth. Rocky, creamy and direct. Crisp and gently meaty on the back-end. (1124 views)
 Tasted by RolfT on 4/27/2015 & rated 85 points: 2007 and 2006 base. Disgorged Jan 2012.

Six months ago I had this exact same disgorgement I thought it was amazing, althought a bit young. This time it had lost edge. The Pinot Meunier has become bit, what the word? clumsy? cloying? Too vinous and not very refreshing. Might be that Egly-Ouriet's is best enjoyed young? (1066 views)
 Tasted by MWiking on 4/24/2015 & rated 87 points: doft av kola, lite papp, ganska sluten och ger inte inte ifrån sig så mycket, citrus,

smaken är ganska besk, kort med kolatoner, bra bubblor, lite tuttifruttisöt, saffran. kort avslut. (1018 views)
 Tasted by FamilyLarsson on 4/23/2015 & rated 90 points: En positiv överraskning. Inte ofta man dricker 100% Meuniers.
Ljus i färgen med en svag rosa ton. Jag älskar verkligen strukturen i detta vin med en väldigt fin mousse. (897 views)
 Tasted by Ramberg on 4/23/2015 & rated 89 points: Fine , but somewhat shy and shut nose with butter, fudge, hints of smoke and rubber, vanilla, yellow apples and saffron.
Palate shows mainly green and yellow apples with medium acidity, fresh but somewhat thin.
Interesting wine, with 100% Pinot Meunier, that I believe will come around with more bottle age (don’t know the disgorgement date of this bottle, but my guess is that it was recent), since it opened up and became better and better in the glass during the evening.
(88 – 91?) (1115 views)
 Tasted by JerM on 3/21/2015 & rated 92 points: (Bo's Bday Brunner + JM farewell - for now) [disgorged July 2014, 36 mths) Zippy, fresh soft florals, bread and red apples. Chewy concentrated tall acids, leafy + fruit skin acids, fine beads, and some savoury acids and intensity, finishing talc-y and honey notes. My first Pinot Meunier champagne! (1071 views)
 Tasted by bill00 on 3/14/2015 & rated 90 points: Initially out of the bottle this was a bit disjointed but with time it came together nicely. Pear, apricot and a bit of honey and wax. Rich Meunier fruit with fresh balancing acidity. Very nice but not overly complex. (884 views)
 Tasted by ekallio on 2/19/2015: Seriously high-class stuff. Tiny bubbles, and the wine seems to evaporate on the palate, yet makes a full-bodied entrance. Great mouthfeel and length, very concentrated - the crisp apple core flavors just linger on and on. This was quite something. (1082 views)
 Tasted by thewiz on 2/14/2015 & rated 90 points: Degorged 2014. 100% Pinot meunière in a very modern style champagne with low dosage. Very youthful showing oyster and limestones. Austerity on the palate showing Granny Smith apples and with a creamy mousse and a long dry finish. A couple more years of cellaring should make magic... Was having it @CafeEgoiste at Juhlins Champagne Bar. Best with 3-5 years of extra cellaring. (1002 views)
 Tasted by partylikeakennedy on 1/18/2015 & rated 90 points: Made from pinot meunier! Really nice - a fabulous balance between toast and a light sweetness. (1430 views)
 Tasted by Rubinstein on 1/1/2015 & rated 90 points: Lovely champagne and it rarely disappoints (1220 views)
 Tasted by Neras on 12/25/2014 & rated 89 points: A disappointing showing. Not much on the nose, and on the palate at hint of toast. Bobbles a fine and great though. Did expect more. (1273 views)
 Tasted by drrobvino on 12/24/2014 & rated 92 points: Consumed with Christmas eve dinner, and lots of fish.
This Pinot Meunier Champagne was absolutely delicious, great minerality and chalkiness on top of floral pear and apple fruit. The med+ acidity and chalkiness are fantastic. Everyone held their glass up for another fill, over and over. Nice. (1197 views)
 Tasted by thewiz on 12/13/2014 & rated 91 points: Yellow colour with a stream of fine and tiny bubbles.
On the nose there's stones, mineral, yeast and some green apples and oak in a youthful style. Austere and rough apple acidic tone of not going through malolactic. Nice and fresh long finish showing some oak as well. (1054 views)
 Tasted by Papies on 11/18/2014 & rated 91 points: 4 Days 4 Great Events and lots of Parker Points; 11/14/2014-11/18/2014 (Paris & London): A pretty solid and round, rich 100% Pinot Meunier Blanc de Noirs. Interesting combination of the roundness and richness of the PM but also maintains a good structure and is qquite firm with good acidity. Shame we forgot to check discorgement date.. 91, A good but not a great champagne. (1770 views)
 Tasted by yofog on 10/26/2014 & rated 91 points: 100% Pinot Meunier from 09/10, this spends 3 years on its lees with 2 g/L dosage. This is vinous and really broad on the palate with plenty of soft and round Meunier fruit, generous and distinctly forward, but there's freshness and vivacity here, too, and the wine builds on the palate. (1599 views)
 Tasted by cltean on 9/6/2014 & rated 93 points: A very nice treat! 100% Pinot Meunier. Dry with lemon and grapefruit notes. Great for warm weather drinking! (1812 views)
 Tasted by Kirk Grant on 8/31/2014: Another amazing bottle...soaring scents on the nose, a dept on the palate that so few other Champagnes can reach in this price point. This is a wine that's worthy of a case buy year in-year out. Drink or hold. Juillet 2012 Disgorgement (36 months). (1840 views)
 Tasted by Bethany Severance on 8/31/2014: It was pretty delicious...I'd drink it again! (1816 views)
 Tasted by peternelson on 8/25/2014 & rated 91 points: The Eatery: 100% Pinot Meunier; this had a very dry, mineral, yeasty quality but with a faint background note of blackberry or blackcherry along with lemon and grapefruit; lots of strong flavored fruitiness, good power, but I think PM sacrifices complexity. Dryness and fruit countered the briney (yet almost sweet) tiny Kumamoto oysters. Yum. (1683 views)
 Tasted by manonthemoon on 8/12/2014 & rated 92 points: Had at Irongate in DC.
nose was nice with spice, yeast, pears, minerals, and citrus showing through.
Palate was nice with more pairs, mineralis, yeast, spice showing.
Finish was above average and there was a solid amount of cut to it. (1547 views)
 Tasted by aquacongas on 8/4/2014 & rated 94 points: 6 bottles champagne and 1 Cava blind tasting

breadcrust, brioche, coffee, roasted aromas, fruity, hazelnut, yeast, complex long finish, refreshing, perfect balance between sweetness and acidity,, fullbodied, complex, silky, Egly-Ouriet Les Vrigny NV (94) for me 1st place, overall 2nd place

Larmandier-Bernier BdB (87), for me and overall 6th place,

Pommery Louise 1998 (94) for me 2nd place, overall 4th place,

Andre Clouet 2007 (93) for me 3rd place, overall first place

Jacquesson 1990 Signature degorgement tardif (91) for me 5th place, overall 3rd place,

Bollinger Grande Annee 1999 (92) for me 4th place overall 5th place,

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Cava (85) for me and overall 7th place (1436 views)
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By Richard Jennings
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(NV Egly-Ouriet Champagne Brut "Les Vignes de Vrigny" 1er Cru) Light yellow color with abundant, steady, tiny bubbles; appealing, yeasty, tart peach, baked pear, almond nose; very tasty, poised, yeasty, creamy textured, almond, mineral palate; medium-plus finish (100% Pinot Meunier; 40 months on yeasts; disgorged November 2012) 93+ points  93 points
By Richard Jennings
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(NV Egly-Ouriet Champagne Brut "Les Vignes de Vrigny" 1er Cru) Light peach yellow color; baked apple, autolytic, apple crisp nose; tasty, baked apple, mineral, tart peach palate; medium-plus finish  91 points
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (11/18/2007)
(NV Egly-Ouriet Champagne Brut "Les Vignes de Vrigny" 1er Cru) Lovely stone fruit and baked peach nose; very tasty apricot, peach and minerals palate; medium finish 91+ pts.  91 points
By Chris Kissack
Winedoctor, November 2007
(NV Egly-Ouriet Les Vignes de Vrigny) Purchased Summer 2007. This is a 100% Pinot Meunier cuvée. A moderately rich golden hue, with a huge bead - there are bubbles just everywhere. The nose is very aromatic, floral and yet rather meaty, with a biscuity, caramel character at first, and then plenty of candied fruits. The palate starts off fresh, with a full and lively mousse as might be expected from the wine's appearance, and it is full of characterful flavour. It is nicely rounded, soft, fairly well composed, but to be critical the definition isn't really there; there is good flavour, but without the framework of acidity or structure behind it. But it is certainly interesting to drink, but I think the reason Pinot Meunier is employed most commonly as a blending grape - not in the grander cuvées - is evident here.  15.5 points
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