Egly-Ouriet Grand Cru Extra Brut Vieillissement Prolonge

Non-Vintage from Champagne, France

Item No. 97029
  • bubbly, sparkling & champagne
  • collectible wine
  • RP94
  • ST92
Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

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.

Critical Acclaim

"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."
94 Points

"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."
92 Points

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