WTNs + Q: Egly-Ouriet

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WTNs + Q: Egly-Ouriet

Postby Otto » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:14 pm

What do forumites think of Egly-Ouriet? I've only tried two and they seemed so different from each other that I would like to hear views from those who have tasted more from the producer.

The first I tried was Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru "Les Crayères" disgorged in July 2010. It was a massive, Selossesque, oaky wine; so rich and sweet that I couldn't believe it was a non-dosé. I found it interesting for about two sips, then I grew tired since it was a pushy wine instead of one that attracted me by not showing all its charms at once.

Then today I tried the Brut Tradition Grand Cru a 70% PN-30% Chardonnay blend disgorged in January 2012. This was also a big wine but still within the limits of richness that I can enjoy. It had really lovely appley aromas and much Pinosity and floral character. And unlike Selosse, which the BdN reminded me of, this one I felt did have minerality instead of just plain, boring, upfront fruit. I have no idea about the dosage on this one but it seems a drier and crisper style than the BdN and though rich, it is delightfully high in acidity and is actually quite moreish despite its size. I like it.

So do these sound like Egly-Ouriet? If so, which of their wines are "safe" for me to buy in the future if I don't like the over-sized style of the BdN?
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Re: WTNs + Q: Egly-Ouriet

Postby David M. Bueker » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:21 pm

Otto,

Egly makes big wines. I think they will always be hit or miss for you.
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Re: WTNs + Q: Egly-Ouriet

Postby Otto » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:07 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:Egly makes big wines. I think they will always be hit or miss for you.


Thanks David! Perhaps best not to use my money on them then and just try them at tastings if they come up. Their Meunier does sound intriguing, however!
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Re: WTNs + Q: Egly-Ouriet

Postby David M. Bueker » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:24 pm

I really like the Meunier bottling, but it is a bit heavy.
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Re: WTNs + Q: Egly-Ouriet

Postby David M. Bueker » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:59 pm

By the way, I wonder if Egly's habit of fermenting in (neutral) oak might put you off.
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Re: WTNs + Q: Egly-Ouriet

Postby Otto » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:36 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:By the way, I wonder if Egly's habit of fermenting in (neutral) oak might put you off.


Neutral oak rarely bothers me. But the BdN didn't seem like neutral oak!
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