Egly-Ouriet "Vieillissement Prolonge" Extra Brut Grand Cru Champagne

SKU #1274904 94 points Vinous

 The NV Extra Brut V.P. Grand Cru (Magnum) emerges from old vines in Ambonnay, Bouzy and Verzenay. Powerful, ample and creamy, the VP possesses tremendous depth and richness. Vinification and aging in oak brings out the pure intensity of this fruit, something that 82 months on the lees draws out even further. A host of dried pear, smoke, menthol and spice build into the ample, expressive finish. This release is 60% 2008 and 40% 2006, two vintages that are naturally quite complementary. Dosage is 3 grams per liter. Disgorged: May 2016. (AG)  (12/2016)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The NV Grand Cru V P Extra-Brut (VP stands for Viellissement Prolongé or extended ageing) is an assemblage of approximately 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, and it is not disgorged any earlier than after six years. The youngest cuvée is based on 2008 (60%) and 2006 (40%), and was disgorged in December 2015. Clear, deep and nutty on the nose, this is a rich yet pure and fresh, straight and firmly structured blend that is still very young; it will gain further complexity over the years.The grapes for this cuvée are sourced in the grand crus of Ambonnay, Bouzy and Verzenay. (SR)  (6/2016)

90 points Wine & Spirits

 Aged for more than six years on the lees, Vieillisement Prolonge is a blend of Pinot Noir (70 percent) and Chardonnay. The yeast comes first, in saltiness that sticks to the lips, a chalky savor that brings scents of white flowers and salted caramels in its wake. Nutty and dry, this is a mature wine with a firm, chiseled structure. Pour it with uni and matsutake risotto.  (12/2015)

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