THE QUICK SIP
• Totally top-shelf! Krug produces only prestige cuvées.
• Wines are matured 6-8 years (much longer than required by law).
• Aged reserve wines bring richness and depth of flavor.
• Individual fermentations for masterful blending and total control.
• Places quality above consistency — and everything else.
The flagship of Krug, Grande Cuvée is the first prestige cuvée to be created every year since 1843. The fullest expression of Krug, the Grande Cuvée is a blend of 150 base wines from six to ten different years and 20 to 25 different terroirs. Beginning with a large selection of unblended still wines from previous vintages and blending them with the youngest crop, the Krug family uses their collective memory of the Krug taste, to recreate the Grande Cuvée. To further ensure faithful interpretation of the House style, an unusually high proportion (30%-50%) of reserve wines make up the Cuvée.Krug Grande Cuvée boasts an extravagantly expansive bouquet and an almost creamy texture, with flavors of toast, soft spices and dried and candied fruits.
Krug Grande Cuvée is available in half bottles (375ml), bottles (750ml), magnums (1.5L) and jeroboams (3.0L).
Wine Spectator reviews and ratings
Krug Blanc de Blancs Clos du Mesnil 1998
A minerally vein and finely tuned acidity structure this elegant 1998, with expressive notes of orchard blossom, hazelnut, dried apricot, pastry, lemon cream and crystallized pineapple sitting on a texture of finely spun silk. Features a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2028. 1,000 cases made. –AN
Krug Blanc de Blancs Clos du Mesnil 2000
A study on the interplay between finesse and power. Racy acidity and intense minerality drive this seamlessly meshed wine, while the finely detailed texture and layers of grilled white peach, hazelnut, kumquat and crystallized honey display overall elegance. Hints of fleur de sel and coffee liqueur echo on the finish. Drink now through 2027. 949 cases made. –AN
Krug Blanc de Noirs Clos d’Ambonnay 1998
Rich and expressive, yet elegant overall, this offers aromatic notes of crystallized honey and iodine, with flavors of baked apple, toasted hazelnut, currant, chanterelle mushroom, chamomile and dried herbs. Lightly creamy and refined in texture, this is fresh and focused throughout. Drink now through 2025. 400 cases made. –AN
This harmonious Champagne offers luxurious texture and powerful, focused acidity, showing aromatic accents of spring blossom, crushed thyme and chai, with rich notes of lemon meringue, hazelnut, black currant and fresh porcini mushroom. The full package. Impressive. Drink now through 2028. –AN
Tightly knit, this is finely textured and expressive. Savory hints of fennel seed and cardamom accent dried apricot, bread dough, hazelnut, creamy espresso and grapefruit zest notes, remaining racy and focused through to the lasting, lightly briny finish. Drink now through 2027. –AN
Krug Collection 1989
Very racy and tightly knit, this shows beautiful focus on the details, from the lacy texture to the vibrant acidity to the notes of cardamom and tea rose accenting finely meshed flavors of freshly ground coffee, honeycomb, kumquat, oyster shell and a hint of dried apricot. Drink now through 2022. –AN
Krug Grande Cuvée NV
Like a gymnast, this partners power with grace. Set on the finely detailed texture, flavors of fig paste, crystallized honey, toasted brioche, coconut and kumquat wrap around well-honed acidity, with an aromatic core of grated ginger, cumin and ground coffee. Ends with a long, long, smoky finish. Drink now through 2025. –AN
Krug Rosé NV
Rich and smoky, with a range of savory dried herb, tea rose and curry spice notes layered with flavors of black cherry, date, ground coffee and candied orange peel. Firm, mouthwatering acidity integrates effortlessly with the flavors and silky texture, making it hard to distinguish a soloist’s highlight among the symphony’s vibrant whole. Drink now through 2025. –AN
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