Robert Parker 100
Revisited from the July 2019 disgorgement, Egly’s 2008 Brut Grand Cru Millesime 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 the most expressive bottle that I’ve drunk to date. Offering up an incipiently complex bouquet of orchard fruit, citrus oil, pralines and freshly baked bread, now complemented by hints of iodine, clear honey and mirabelle plum, it’s full-bodied, deep and layered, with immense depth and concentration, racy acids and elegantly muscular structuring dry extract. Long and penetrating, as I’ve written before, this wine is a monument to what Champagne’s grower revolution has achieved over the last 30 or so years.