60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay from the three finest villages in the Montaigne de Reims—Ambonnay, Bouzy and Verzenay. This is Egly's cellar treasure; with more than 40 months on its lees, "V.P." is a testament to the greatness of his terroir. 100% tank-made; micro-dosage. Perfumes of Clementine zest and lemon ice add freshness and a lively note to its aroma. Very floral; the mouth combines almonds and mineral notes with ginger, pepper and red-fruit flavors.
"The NV Extra-Brut Grand Cru V.P. Viellissement Prolonge is Pinot Noir from Grand Cru vineyards in Bouzy, Ambonnay and Verzenay that spent 70 months on its lees. This is the most intense wine in the Egly-Ouriet line-up. White truffles, roasted nuts, honey and candied apricots are layered beautifully in this creamy, expansive Champagne. Early tertiary notes make this an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next few years. Disgorged May, 2010. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2018."
The Wine Advocate
"Yellow-gold. Explosively perfumed nose offers an exotic perfume of smoky apricot, orange, floral honey and toffeed nuts. Deep, rich pit fruit flavors are brightened by orange zest and floral qualities, with subtle toasty lees adding complexity. This is very wine-like, with a deep, chewy texture and a strong finish. For all its depth and power, this remains focused and impressively elegant. An excellent non-vintage Champagne."
International Wine Cellar