I can’t recommend these Champagnes highly enough - 02 Egly-Ouriet Millesime

Posted by Ian McFadden

"I can’t recommend these Champagnes highly enough"
2002 Egly-Ouriet Millesime

"If there are any Champagnes that fit the often-used description of 'Burgundy with bubbles', Egly-Ouriet’s would be the leading candidates." -Peter Liem

Egly-Ouriet's Champagnes are extreme. They combine the density of a Meursault with the rigor and nimbleness of Champagne.

Egly-Ouriet's 2002 captures these dualities with mind-blowing success. The 02 is textural and deeply concentrated yet intensely mineral. Of course, this isn't surprising - 2002 will go down as one of the best vintages of the last 20 years.

2002 combines power and complexity with clarity and finesse - something that only the best vintages can achieve. For Egly fans, the 2002 shouldn't be missed.

We've been fans of Egly-Ouriet's 2002 for some time. Last year we did a small offering, but recently we landed a new parcel. We could easily just let it sell slowly over the next month or so, but the wine deserves more of a spotlight than that. The wine is that exciting.

Along with Champagne elites like Cedric Bouchard, Anselme Selosse, and Laurent Champs at Vilmart, Francois Egly is adamant about producing wine first, and Champagne second. In a region where wines are often harvested with potential alcohols under ten percent, Egly-Ouriet's often harvest at twelve or thirteen percent. This is no easy feat in a northern climate like Champagne; it is achieved by being über-meticulous in the vineyard and capitalizing on old-vine parcels from top sites.

The results are like no other Champagnes out there. Amidst the richness and power of Egly-Ouriet's 2002 is a kaleidoscopic spectrum of minerals, spice, smoke and stone fruits.

For the uninitiated, it's easy to be taken aback by the Champagne's sheer intensity. Soon enough, though, you find yourself falling for the wines. The quality is undeniable. Antonio Galloni sums it up well: "I always look forward to drinking the wines of Egly-Ouriet and I can’t recommend these Champagnes highly enough."

To order, reply to offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

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