2009 Egrot (formerly Elisabeth Goutorbe) Brut Grand Cru Champagne SKU #1233473


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Tasting Notes

This Champagne used to be called Elisabeth Goutorbe. Elisabeth changed the name over to her married name Egrot when she and her husband moved out of her parents facility in Ay, and into their own. This 100% Ay grand cru Champagne is composed of 2/3 Pinot Noir and 1/3 Chardonnay, all from the family estate. Although the Champagne has no dosage whatsoever, it is still full and rich. It has a great nose of baguette toast, cream and some of that famous Ay chalk. The finish is long, clean and very dry, but not too strict. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer)

Staff Reviews

  • Alex Schroeder
    By: Alex Schroeder
    K&L Staff Member
    This is one of the more low-profile super-values in our direct import portfolio. Elisabeth Egrot used to sell under her maiden name, Goutourbe, to a large and dedicated fan base. Her new name hasn’t quite gained the same traction, but her wines are better than ever. This superb vintage offering comes entirely from the Grand Cru village from Ay, from a vintage renowned for the power of its fruit. The richness and depth of the fruit manifest with flavors of gala apple, anjou pear, sweet Meyer lemon, and dried apricots, with equally intense acidity and minerals (no dosage was added creating superb balance.) Incredible for sub-$40 Champagne.
  • Diana Turk
    By: Diana Turk
    K&L Staff Member
    Heady with toasty biscuit notes up front, plus golden apple and bright Asian pear throughout the rich palate, Egrot Champagne always delivers, and this well-priced release is no exception. No dosage and clean minerality keep things lively in the glass, but there’s enough juicy citrus fruit to show off the warmer vintage. While the name and label change can make it tricky to recognize this Direct Import as Elisabeth Goutorbe, quality is as strong as ever, and the 2009 is already drinking beautifully.
  • Ivan Diaz
    By: Ivan Diaz
    K&L Staff Member
    Quick! Before the masses find out about this fine, grower producer and send the price point soaring, make sure to pick up a bottle (or twelve) so you can say you owned it back when it was only $40 a bottle. Made from a vintage blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this handcrafted bottling is bright but silky on the palate, showing ripe citrus and white peach flavors alongside compelling minerality and buttery, brioche-y richness.
  • Illya Haase
    By: Illya Haase
    K&L Staff Member
    If you need a party Champagne, look no further. It is here! Elisabeth Goutorbe Champagne is a classic blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and is light, bright and beautifully made. Citrus fruits jump out of the glass, followed by lovely, freshly-baked biscuit flavors. This can be served on its own, or with party nibbles. Amazing with seafood, too.


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