The 2007 Brut Millésime Grand Cru is soft, open-knit and quite approachable young, especially for an Egly Champagne. This is an especially pliant, supple Champagne. Dried pear, brioche, mint, chamomile, dried flowers and lightly honeyed notes resonate in the glass. In 2007, the Millésime is 100% Ambonnay fruit. Today, the 2007 gives the impression that it will drink at its best over the near and medium-term, but not necessarily beyond that.
Estate Notes: Yellow gold. Light effervescence. Aromas of yellow flowers, herbal notes, red berries. Lacy, precise and refined; Champagne meets grand cru Chablis. Flavors of red fruits, ginger, baking spices. Estate vineyards (planted in the 1970s) are located in Ambonnay. Soils combine chalk and limestone. Age of vines: 40 years, on average. Hand-harvested. Fermented on indigenous yeasts in French oak barrels (30% new wood). Malolactic conversion stopped. Aged for eight years in bottle. Dosage 4 grams/L. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.