2009 Egly-Ouriet Brut Vintage Champagne Grand Cru
This bottle of the 2009 Brut Grand Cru Millésime was disgorged in July 2018 after 96 months on the lees, and it's already showing brilliantly, wafting from the glass with complex aromas of smoky red berries, green apple, oyster shell and English walnuts, with a faint hint of fino sherry on the upper register. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, broad and vinous, with searing concentration, a beautifully refined mousse, brisk acids and a long, indeed seemingly endless, finish. This thrilling vintage Champagne exemplifies the intensity and power without the weight that Egly routinely achieves and testifies to his status as one of the region's very best producers. Drink 2018 - 2035.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (May 2019)
A beauty, offering a concentrated range of blackberry tart, candied ginger, almond biscotti and honeycomb flavors, set in a fine, creamy and elegant package. Vibrant, citrusy acidity keeps this fresh and focused. A tang of salinity and warm spice notes echo on the finish. Disgorged October 2018. Drink now through 2029.
Alison Napjus - Wine Spectator