Why is this Wine so Yummy?
As you taste it, notes of toasted bread, hazelnut, nougat, barley sugar and jellied fruits may take you by surprise. You may even taste hints of apples still on the tree, flowers in bloom, ripe and dried fruit, almonds, marzipan, gingerbread, sweet spices and even brioche and honey.
You may also notice its exceptional freshness in the mouth, with rich and tangy flavours of lemon and grapefruit enhanced by the subtlety of its fine and elegant bubbles. Krug Grande Cuvée can age beautifully.
This bottle left the Krug cellars to receive its cork in Winter 2016.
This is the last step after more than 9 years of ageing in the cellars to acquire finesse and elegance.
This bottle is an extraordinary blend of 183 wines from 12 different years, the oldest from 1990 and the youngest from 2007. Every glass of this bottle of Krug Grande Cuvée is the fruit of more than 20 years of patience and crafting. In this early harvest year aromas were more impressive than taste. Thus the reserve wines lend the complexity, roundness, body and length which were missing.
Blending many vintages gives Krug Grande Cuvée its unique fullness of flavours and aromas, incredible generosity and an absolute elegance that are impossible to express with the wines of just a single year
The final composition of this Krug Grande Cuvée is: 37% Pinot Noir, 32% Chardonnay and 31% Meunier.