Krug Grande Cuvée

Affectionately called K-r-ah-g by many! One of Champagne's Standard Bearer's. Such a complex and layered wine.

Krug’s Grande Cuvée is, for many, their best wine & best value wine. Using old oak to ferment and age base wines, long periods on lees, blending across a dozen different years and well over 100 wines. It’s rich developed style that everyone should try at least once! Fascinatingly they grow just 35% of their fruit buying the rest from as far away the Côte de Bar and Les Riceys. Areas not typically associated with prestige Cuvées, although that is slowly changing.

Hot tip for all ‘good’ Champagne, don’t drink it too cold. 10-14ºC from a decent sized glass not a flute will be give loads more pleasure!

Krug ID 116012

$300.00 $230.00

Only 1 left in stock

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.

Where in the world does the magic happen?

Champagne Krug, Rue Coquebert, Reims, France