“The Egly-Ouriet Champagnes are built on maniacal attention in the vineyards, vinification in oak, long aging in bottle before disgorgement and low dosage, all of which yield rich, vinous Champagnes of tremendous density and power … These wines confirm Egly’s standing among the elite grower estates in Champagne.” Antonio Galloni, VinousIt’s been a while since we could offer a parcel of wine from arguably Champagne’s greatest grower (read greatest producer!) to our entire database. This year, on the back of Francis Egly’s recent visit to our market, we were able to negotiate a little more volume with a view to giving access to these iconic wines to more of our clients.This grower’s iconic Champagnes continue to achieve the seemingly impossible by hitting even greater heights. The Wine Advocate’s William Kelley was spot on when he recently wrote: “Far from resting on the considerable and merited laurels that he has accrued over a 30-year career, Francis Egly continues to refine and improve.” Kelley continues: “While the quality of Egly’s wines is an open secret at this stage, I believe that his latest releases number among his best to date.”Of course, it helps that the entire collection is saturated with superb base and reserve vintages. Francis Egly recently told us he is now working with the best palette of reserve wines of his career. He referred mainly to 2018, a fantastic year for many, but also to 2017 and 2016—years from which Egly crafted incredible wines, some of the finest in the region. So that gives you some context to the remarkable offering today.This aside, though, the great growers continuously strive year after year. So, it makes sense that the wines at an address like this would only improve—even if we are talking about advancement on already stratospheric foundations. Today, a state-of-the-art Coquard press results in even greater finesse. At the same time, a peristaltic pump handles the juice with incredible care. Then there is a new reserve cellar, which allows for more precision and even longer aging. And we should not ignore the influence and support of Francis and Annick’s children, Charles and Clémence, both now fully engaged.The offer below includes the domaine’s two newest cuvées. From 2016, the domaine expanded its holdings (via inheritance) to take in new vines in the villages of Trigny in the Massif de Saint-Thierry area, just north of Reims, and Bisseuil, near Mareuil-sur-Ay south of Ambonnay. Both wines are exceptional additions to an already stellar portfolio. In sum, this is an extraordinary release of wines from a producer that, most agree, stands apart in the world of Champagne. The new wines will blow you away.