2008 Egly-Ouriet Millesime Grand Cru

Champagne Blend - 750ML
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WA 100

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2021

Revisited from the July 2019 disgorgement, Egly's 2008 Brut Grand Cru Millésime was showing as brilliantly as ever. The wine seemed to shut down a little in early 2020, but it is already beginning to unwind, and this was...
DC 99

Decanter, May 2020

A timeless, benchmark expression of Ambonnay. Primary fermentation in barrique, no malolactic fermentation. Aged 10 years on its lees and bottled with 5g/l dosage. A stunning, complex nose of candied walnuts, cherry pits...
VN 96

Vinous, December 2019

Just being released now, the 2008 Brut Millesime Grand Cru is quite possibly the most elegant, most refined Champagne I have ever tasted at Egly-Ouriet. Francis Egly captures the freshness and verve of 2008 as expressed...


Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Champagne Blend
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 2008
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12.5%
Closure Cork

The 2008 Egly-Ouriet Millesime Grand Cru is a truly remarkable champagne that exemplifies the pinnacle of winemaking in the Ambonnay region of Champagne, France. This wine, made from a blend of carefully selected grapes, is a testament to the meticulous nature of Francis Egly and the exceptional quality of the 2008 vintage.

Upon pouring, the wine reveals a stunning white color that shimmers in the glass, inviting you to explore its depths. The nose is a complex and alluring combination of aromas, including candied walnuts, cherry pits, nougat, and red apples. It is a symphony of scents that captivate the senses and draw you in for a closer look.

On the palate, the 2008 Egly-Ouriet Millesime Grand Cru delivers a burst of energy and a profusion of flavors. Apricots, golden raisins, almonds, and orange zest dance across the tongue, creating a harmonious blend of sweet and citrusy notes. The wine possesses a remarkable length, with the finish oscillating between airy weightlessness and muscular power. It is a sensory experience that lingers long after the last sip.

The critics agree on the exceptional quality of this wine. Decanter awarded it a score of 99, describing it as a timeless and benchmark expression of Ambonnay. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate gave it a perfect score of 100, praising its depth, concentration, and elegantly muscular structure. Vinous also lauded its elegance and refinement, awarding it a score of 96.

The 2008 Egly-Ouriet Millesime Grand Cru is a wine that is meant to be savored and enjoyed over the next four decades. Its timeless nature and meticulous craftsmanship make it a true masterpiece of champagne. Whether you choose to indulge in it now or cellar it for future enjoyment, this wine is sure to leave a lasting impression.