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 ...
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!
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.
Tasted again for the New Year 2015. Honey notes, yet rich, savoury, buttery! Lives up to it's good name!
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
French, carmelly, oak barrel, paired with truffle-infused trout roe. Recommended by Andrea Immer Robinson at Telluride Wine Festival 2011
External Reviews for Krug 'Grande Cuvee' Brut
Heady in itandrsquo;s aromatic complexity, Krugandrsquo;s multivintage cuvandeacute;e has the power of younger wines melded with the broad elegance of older reserves. Potent acidity matches the richness, leaving an impression of high notes and bass notes in harmony. Burnished and remarkably long.
The name Krug evokes more then just that wonderful beverage called Champagne, Krug belongs to the small handful of truly elite houses and enjoys a unique, almost mythical status. Grand Cuvee is priced, as it should be, with luxury cuvees as it is far above the standard non-vintage. Assembled from a large number of villages, fermented in small barrels and matured in the Krug cellars for up to 6 or 7 years, Grand Cuvee is one of the finest examples of Champagne. Rich, layered and vinous, this Champagne is multidimesional- as expected of Krug.
With its minimum of six yearsandrsquo; bottle aging, this is a beautifully integrated, mature wine. It has a wonderful toast character, layered over sliced pears and ripe acidity. With its complex poise between lightness and richness, this remains an intensely impressive wine.
Resplendent in its new shiny gold label, Krug is a majestic Champagne. Its velvet texture, dominated by mature flavors, is toasty and rich, dense and complex. In the mouth, its beautiful roasted almond, spice and ripe pears all balance impressively. Could the wine be getting even better? No question andmdash; this is still one of the greatest nonvintage Champagnes.
Krug maintains this astonishing blend by selecting 40 to 50 lots from six to ten vintages in its stock. Part of the complexity comes from the contrast of youthful fruit and age; part from the layering of flavors. Then thereandrsquo;s its monumental scale. A voluptuous, massive, balanced wine.
Creamy and honeyed, this is relatively simple compared to Grande Cuvandeacute;es of the past, though it has firm structure and length. Its depth of flavor plays off autolysis, creating the style of Champagne you might expect to find in the country house of an English aristocrat.
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