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Krug 'Grande Cuvee' Brut NV

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NV | FRANCE | Champagne

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Snooth User: John Andrews
4.50 5

Great sparkling wine ... everything you expect. Nice toasty taste but bright, almost citrus, nose. Paired extremely well with sushi flavors. Wish I could have more ...

Snooth User: Caroline Henry
5.00 5

Elegant yet rich nose,complex yet very approachable champagne. It is said this Champagne aims to be the greatest expression of pleasure and it definitely is very wonderful to drink!

Snooth User: Erica Landin
5.00 5

What is there to say? Krug is Krug. Remí Krug has been quoted as saying "if the Grande Cuvée is a basic non-vintage champagne then Rolls Royce is just a car." Or something similar. So true. It may seem overpowering for some people (it's not a bubbly you drink without noticing), but few champagnes evoke such a longing gaze in a wine lover. Rich, complex, nutty and fabulous.

Snooth User: Dennis Lim
4.50 5

Tasted again for the New Year 2015. Honey notes, yet rich, savoury, buttery! Lives up to it's good name!

Snooth User: wes77royce
5.00 5

pinot noir, chardonay, pinot maunier colour - greenish tnge bouquet - peppper, gingerbread, green apple, lemon taste - very rich, very creamy,lime, nut fruit & oak complete barrel fermentation

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Snooth User: Wendistry
5.00 5

French, carmelly, oak barrel, paired with truffle-infused trout roe. Recommended by Andrea Immer Robinson at Telluride Wine Festival 2011

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External Reviews for Krug 'Grande Cuvee' Brut

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits

Pale salmon in color, with delicate red pinot noir fruit character of floral blossoms and red berries. Complex flavors develop in the mouth and expand into the finish, where bitter almond, smoke, and elaborately nuanced red fruit flavors linger. Very long andmdash; the flavor impression lasts several minutes. Again, more a great wine than a Champagne.

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits

Krug Rosandeacute; has more characteristics of a delicately nuanced, complex Burgundy than most Champagnes. The bright raspberry essence of pinot noir fruit has the subtlety of great Burgundy, but as a Champagne that fruit flavor remains ethereal, while the depth and richness is created by the texture.

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Source: We Speak Wine

The complex nose of grain, biscuit, citrus and honey indicates some use of wood, while the palate is tight and elegant. Whats most impressive is the texture, all filigree and finesse, from start to finish. An elegant version, with subtle intensity and length. Drink now through 2010. 5,500 cases imported. -BS

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The NV Brut Grande Cuvee emerges from the glass with freshly cut flowers almonds pastry and spices. This is a relatively floral bright Grande Cuvee with fewer of the oxidative qualities that are typical of the house style. According to Krug s ID Code this bottle is based on the 2004 vintage which explains the wine s tense taut personality. Another year or two on the cork will only help the wine gain expressiveness and depth. Today the Grande Cuvee is quite reticent and not showing the full breadth of its personality. This bottle carries ID Code: 211024. Disgorged: Summer 2011.Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020. -Antonio Galloni Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.

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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits

Pink gold, this is the most vinous of Krug’s wines, a fresh, vibrant pinot noir elevated to the ethereal precision and focus that Champagne’s soil and climate can give. There’s a coolness to the flavors that leave the impression of forest air, a gentleness that belies the power of the structure and the dark tones it brings. Drinkable in the most fantastic sense of the word.

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits

The delicacy of this wine is apparent right from the pale rose color. The scent and flavor is the essence of floral fraises des bois, fresh, clean and lasting. Rather than direct fruit, the wine offers elegance. As appropriate for a rose, itandrsquo;s the most tender and romantic of Krugandrsquo;s Champagnes.

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits

The beauty of Krugandrsquo;s rosandeacute; is the sense of bottle age, of that extra richness. That means the wine is not just the sum of its delicious red berry fruits. Itandrsquo;s also the way the wine is rounded out, filled with secondary flavors, toast and almonds and a taut minerality. The aftertaste is taut, dry, seamless, complex.

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