White - Sparkling

N.V. Egly-Ouriet Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Noirs Les Crayères

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • Champagne
  • Champagne Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 110

  • NostraBacchus Likes this wine: (96 points)

    September 10, 2016 - Deg. January 2013. Beautiful notes of sweet red strawberries, tonic notes, a touch of oxidative notes, brioche, underripe pear. It's medium-full bodied, but weightless, with perfect mousse, high acidity. Great length. Fantastic balance of ripe raw material, acidic tension, slatey minerality and austerity. Great Champagne of the highest level.

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  • fokker Likes this wine: (92 points)

    August 15, 2016 - Mondayitis. Dinner at home with steamed chicken with chopped ginger and scallions, dipping sauce a mixture of seasame oil, light and dark soy sauces, and minced garlic. Wife wanted champagne as lifter, hence this Les Crayeres disgorged July 15.
    Fresh as what freshness means in its gleaming gold colour, nose of lime and clean laundry, complex palate of citrus and salt without saltiness, majestic Pinot fruit of mulberries and precise acidity, full-bodied and lingering finish.
    A champagne for fatty white meat, chicken, veal, pork etc. etc.. Too brutal for seafood.

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  • BSA Likes this wine: (96 points)

    August 12, 2016 - Deg 05/2010 - 58 months on lees. Hands down my favourite champagne and this bottle was so so lovely. Perfectly mature Montrachet on the nose. Extremely vinous. Heaps of baked, mature red apples, mushrooms, nuts and biscuits. Gorgeous wine in a perfect spot. This is not a wine to drink alone, the moment needs to be shared. Will hold for at least 2-3 more years, probably more.

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  • olemski wrote: (97 points)

    July 31, 2016 - Not often I hit the high 90s with my points, but this is one of the best wines I've tasted for a very long time. Colour like the outer layer of an onion, Complex aromas in a fresh yet rich wine that just keeps on giving long after it has been swallowed. So harmonious it's hard to identify anything that sticks out.

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  • conviction buy wrote: (91 points)

    June 27, 2016 - Diag Jul 2015, 72 mnth with lees. Pnp, cirtus aroma with a distinct bouquet of floral aroma. On palate, ripe apple, mango, grape fruit and kiwi yield a more acidic attack. Some spice, and mild sweetness give a tropical fruit feel to the wine. Best for a hot summer.

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    Champagne: The 2016 Summer Preview (Aug 2016), 8/1/2016 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Nov/Dec 2015, Issue #60, A Little Holiday Champagne, 11/1/2015

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2015, Issue #57, The June 2015 Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report Tales From Two Weeks In the Region in April

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    Dec-13, IWC Issue #10167, 12/1/2013 (link)

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    Champagne – A Wine For All Seasons (Nov 2013) (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2013, Issue #46, The Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report Summer of 2013

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  • By Allen Meadows
    June 2013, Issue #51 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/20/2013 (link)

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    November 2012 (link)

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    April 2012, Issue #46 (link)

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  • By Brad Baker
    September 2011, Issue #12, Champagne Tasting Notes

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    December 2010 (link)

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    Dec-10, IWC Issue #20101, 12/1/2010 (link)

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    November/December 2006, IWC Issue #129 (link)

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Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    7/20/2007 (link)

    (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.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2005 (link) 16.5 points

    (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.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Egly-Ouriet
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Blanc de Noirs
  • Vineyard Les Crayères
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne Grand Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 57 (5%)
  • In Cellars 716 (58%)
  • Consumed 454 (37%)

Food Pairing

Beef, Comte, foie gras, Hard mature cheeses, Lamb, Light meat, Lobster, Poultry, Smoked or cured meat, Veal

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