Krug Grande Cuvée

Krug Grande Cuvée

 

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Krug
Grande Cuvée
  • Vintage : 0
  • Country : France
  • Region : Champagne
  • Subregion
  • Type : Champagne
  • Style
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 12°
  • Grappes : 100% Champagne blend

Experts Score Vintage
JH James Halliday 97 NV
WS Wine Spectator 95 NV
RP Robert Parker 94 NV
ST Stephen Tanzer 94 NV
W&S Wines & Spirits 94 NV
More information on wine critics and ratings

James Halliday (JH) : 97 Points (NV)
I freely concede that it’s impossible there could have been any change in winemaking that would have filtered through into the Krug Grande Cuvée after Krug was acquired by LVMH, but the wines seemed fresher (and better). I hasten to add the wine is as imperiously complex, rich and mouthfilling as ever, a blend of more than 100 parcels of pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot meunier spanning eight to 10 vintages that spends six years on lees prior to disgorgement. It has a fascinating squeaky acidity that is a chord providing the ultimate harmony and balance of a truly superb wine.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 95 Points (NV)
Like a gymnast, this partners power with grace. Set on the finely detailed texture, flavors of fig paste, crystallized honey, toasted brioche, coconut and kumquat wrap around well-honed acidity, with an aromatic core of grated ginger, cumin and ground coffee. Ends with a long, long, smoky finish. Drink now through 2025.

Robert Parker (RP) : 94 Points (NV)
I’ve always loved the bold, oxidative, exotically spiced style of Krug’s "multi-vintage" entry level superstar. The nose alone is worth savouring with its mouth-wateringly fresh baked apple pie and marzipan scents. The palate is rich, full-flavoured and very crisp with a wonderful combination of brioche, stone fruit and mineral flavours providing layers of complexity. Very well balanced and ready to drink though with enough concentration to cellar for another decade or so. Very long finish. Tasted October 2008.

Stephen Tanzer (ST) : 94 Points (NV)
Light yellow-gold. Fresh orchard fruits, lemon and toasty lees on the fragrant nose. Tightly coiled but deep in pear, quince and candied lemon flavors, with smoke and anise notes building with air. Shows an intriguing blend of richness and vivacity, finishing with strong cut and impressive smoky persistence. This bottling isn't likely to quell the dismay of Krug fanatics who sense a change of style at the house favoring finesse over power, but there's absolutely nothing wimpy about this Champagne.

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 94 Points (NV)
Vibrant and beautifully fresh, this wine evolves in the glass as it yields layers of toast, lime, stone and honey-like the vibrating scent of the hive. The multivintage blend creates multidimensional complexity, with the broad richness of older reserves and the breezier, tart red apple lift of younger wines. Long-time Krugistes may find this wine a little less intense, a little less "symphonic," as Henri Krug has described the blend. But it is no less beautiful, and equally hard to resist.

Krug Vintage 2006
Krug Vintage 2006
Krug
Vintage 2006
JS
95
WS
96
DCT
98
Unique to the House of Krug, every Krug Vintage is crafted to be different, to reveal the expression of a particular year. A year with character, a year with a special story to…
310,00 €
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Krug Collection 1990
Krug Collection 1990
Krug
Collection 1990
RP
92
Time is the ultimate guiding principle at Krug, and the Krug Collection vintage champagnes encapsulate this perfectly. Aged for 25 years, Collection 1990 is striking in its opulence and freshness. Collection 1990 is the second incarnation of Krug 1990. One of only three vintages to be held back in Krug’s cellars after the original release, this champagne is powerful, elegant and distinctive.
620,00 €
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