Krug 'Grande Cuvee' Brut NV

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Great sparkling wine ... everything you expect. Nice toasty taste but bright, almost citrus, nose. Paired extremely well with sushi flavors. Wis... Read 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 defi... Read more

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 j... Read more

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Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,418
4.50 5
07/23/2009

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
3320268,252
5.00 5
03/14/2013

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
107367136,269
5.00 5
12/26/2012

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: wes77royce
821103170
5.00 5
06/09/2011

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


Snooth User: wriskit
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0.00 5
04/05/2013

$179


Snooth User: Wendistry
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5.00 5
07/17/2011

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

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/24/2013

Grande Cuvee has the depth, dimension and harmony of a grand cru Burgundy. In the tradition of Krug, the blending team layers those qualities with the complexity of a range of reserve wines from Krug’s deep stock. The details are impeccable, from the pinpoint bubbles to the perfect balance, which allows the flavors to merge into the texture, a weave of chalk into silk.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/24/2013

Under the leadership of Henri Krug, the family name had become a synonym for perfectionism in Champagne. He and his brother Remi had inherited and sustained reserve stocks that still provide for nearly half of their multi-vintage Grande Cuvee. They also built up the estate to 75 acres of grand cru vineyards, including the purchase of the famed 306-year-old monopole, Clos du Mesnil, which now provides for their rare blanc de blancs. The symphonic complexity that defines Krug’s Grande Cuvee is there in the current release, a contrast of vibrant freshness and the deeper tone of reserve wines, delicate aromatic white fruit and richer mineral power. The layers meld together in what has become one of the great classics of Champagne. It’s a wine you can appreciate on its own or with a range of foods, from unadorned seafood from the raw bar, to roast poultry, veal or sweetbreads.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/24/2013

Pale bronze. Knockout nose combines smoke, maple syrup, fennel, chlorophyll, ginger, nutmeg and orange oil, all buttressed by a pungent, gamey, brothy element. Wonderfully ripe, smooth and harmonious, with the wine’s sheer thickness and sweetness of fruit perfectly balanced by rather powerful but integrated acids. Compelling yeast autolyis character gives this multi-vintage blend great complexity. Remarkably slow-building, palate-staining finish. Ultimately comes across as sweeter than the comparatively forbidding Clos du Mesnil but you can’t get either one of these remarkable wines off your palate.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Offers plenty of fruit andmdash; including raspberry and black currant, with hints of orange - but also notes of ginger, sweet baking spices and toast. This is complex and beautifully balanced, with a long, fresh and expansive aftertaste. Drink now through 2013.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/24/2013

Henri Krug says he thinks about this blend as a composer would think about a symphony, with more that 50 reserve wines serving as his orchestra. It would sound like a trite analogy if the music weren’t there in the glass. In fact, it may be the most useful way to think about this sumptuous Champagne as you taste its layers of flavor, its complexity that can’t be limited to spice or game or white chocolate, its broad flavors that last for minutes. The details keep enlisting the palate in a drive toward the sum, toward a completion of the flavor, the tiny, persistent bead adding to the harmonic intensity. So what if you’re tone deaf: Simply drink the wine. The freshness is brilliant, the depth of flavor sublime.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/24/2013

A Champagne that fills the mouth with detailed, continuous, broad and precise flavors, Grande Cuvée is composed for ultimate satisfaction. One taste lasts for minutes, though it’s active rather than contemplative. If you consider individual flavors, the wine might suggest marzipan, quince paste, white chocolate, a dark range of fruits. It fills the mouth, playing in and out with each breath. The heady complexity of all the flavors taken together is what makes this wine symphonic, and completely engaging.


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Winemaker's Notes:

NV | FRANCE | Champagne

NV | FRANCE | Champagne

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