Disgorged: May 2017
Time on lees: 106 months
This is 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay from 40 year old vines in Ambonnay, aged completely in barrel, no malo and virtually no dosage. It is a seductive expression of Ambonnay and, with the Blanc de Noirs, represents one of the very finest expressions of the Montagne de Reims Grand Cru villages. This is not a powerful year yet the wine has great depth and wave after wave of seductive fruit. Stunning.
**“The 2007 Vintage is a striking, radiant Champagne. Apricot, chamomile, vanillin and lightly honeyed notes give the wine its racy, flamboyant personality. This is an especially voluptuous, opulent wine by present day Egly-Ouriet standards. Francis Egly adds that he picked this fruit very late. Dosage is 4 grams per liter. Disgorged January 2017.” 94 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, July 2017