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selosse ’substance’ the stockholm tasting 1 december 2014

Dear Anselme,

I’ve tasted all Your champagnes since my Selosse debute back in 1995 with the 1986 ’Millésime’. The wine that gave You the title of ’Winemaker of the Year in France 1994.’ by La Revue de Vins de France. The very same year that You started your ’Solera’, later named ’Origine’ and now ’Substance’. (mer…)

battle of the rosés @ grappe 26 november 2014

This Saturday our dear friend Marina Olsson, Champagne lover, gathered a group of Champagne connaiseurs at Vinkällaren Grappe in Stockholm for a grand Rosé Champagne tasting.

(mer…)

Egly-Ouriet ’Brut Tradition’ 25 mars 2014

RJ on EGLY-OURIET This firm was established in 1930 and nowadays Michel Egly owns 7,7 hectares at Ambonnay, a third of a hectare at Bouzy and one and a half a hectare at Verzenay as well as 2 hectares Meunier in Vrigny. The average age of the vines is 35 years, with 60 years for the prestige wines. The wines are phenomenally great and rich. The grower is very close to gaining five stars through his fantastic development in recent years. Probably the foremost grower of Pinot Noir in the entire Champagne region nowadays. His much sought-after Blanc de Noirs Vielles Vignes comes from grapes from Pinot vines grown in 1946. They give this wine extra weight and density. The fruitiness is massive and soft, and the potential for maturation is enormous. He succeeds better and better for each issue. Nowadays this is a Selosse-like, exotic, oaky and biodynamically influenced giant among champagnes. The taste layers are fantastically generous and many-headed. Very close to 5 stars.

Egly-Ouriet 'Brut Tradition'

nv EGLY-OURIET ’BRUT TRADITION’ | Ambonnay | Champagne | France | Egly-Ouriet | 70PN 30CH | RJpoints 84(88)

TASTING NOTE A copy of Bollinger’s nonvintage Champagne. Chocolate, hazelnut and ripe apples. A broad, masculine fleshiness and vigor. Better and better with greater depth, elegance and Selosse-like barrel quality and organic style. Avoid the youngest and most recently disgorged specimens of all.