75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay from 35- to 40-year-old vines; 100% grand cru. Crushed almonds over a peach tart and a touch of cherry juice show in the wine's complex perfumes. Fresh ginger and lemon zest are lively on the palate, with savory notes of lemon butter and toast adding complexity and depth. A remarkably fresh yet profound "basic" brut that is leagues above many other comparable bottles.
93 Points Wine Advocate - Golden-yellow in color the, NV Brut Tradition Grand Cru is a deep, pure, extremely fine and complex assemblage of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay cultivated in three grands crus: Ambonnay, Bouzy and Verzenay. The wine I tasted was mainly based on 2007 (50%), 2006 (30%) and 2005 (20%) ,and disgorged after 54 months in January 2014 with a dosage of three or four grams per liter. Super refined, fresh and pure but also deep, ripe and complex on the highly elegant nose, this superb champagne reveals a great elegance, balance and super finesse as well as complexity, structure and length on the palate. An admirable Cuvee!
91 Points Wine & Spirits - Brut Tradition represents more than half of Francis Egly's annual production, a blend of pinot noir (70 percent) and chardonnay (30 percent) from 35- to 40-year-old vines. Its pale gold color intoduces a robust wine with toasty richness, scents of orange pith and golden apple. It's round wth a mouthfilling texture, finishing with the meatiness of wild mushrooms and the freshness of cream (a good match for the wine, under a fillet of roasted sea bass).
91 Points Wine Spectator - This balanced version is lightly honeyed and juicy, with a lacy mousse and flavors of toast, crushed black currant and candied ginger. Offers a clean-cut, chalk-tinged finish. Disgorged November 2015. Drink now through 2019. 300 cases imported