Krug Grande Cuvee #421044 MV (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
97 WS / 94 VM
This is all about balance and the integration of power and finesse, with finely honed acidity supporting flavors of quince paste, dried black cherry, spun honey and candied orange zest, while rich notes of roasted walnut, coffee liqueur and toasted cardamom resonate on the finish. Hard to stop sipping. Drink now through 2028. Alison Napjus
Beautifully aromatic and inviting, with grilled nut, incense and graphite notes, this vibrant Champagne is finely knit and harmonious, expanding on the palate and delivering flavors of toast, lemon meringue, orange blossom and clover honey. The long finish features lots of exotic spice details. Disgorged winter 2013. Drink now through 2025. From France. Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator Insider Hot Wines
The NV Grande Cuv'e is absolutely stellar. This is one of the very best Grande Cuv'es I can remember tasting. The flavors are bright, focused and beautifully delineated throughout, all of which make me think the wine will age well for many, many years. Lemon peel, white flowers, crisp pears, smoke and crushed rocks race across the palate in a vibrant, tense Champagne that epitomizes finesse. This release is based on the 2005 vintage and was disgorged in winter 2012/2013. Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
This bottle left the Krug cellars to receive its cork in autumn 2012.ÊThis is the last step after more than 7 years of ageing in the cellars to acquire finesse and elegance.
This bottle is an extraordinary blend of 134 wines from 12 different vintages, the oldest from 1990 and the youngest from 2005. Every glass of this bottle of Krug Grande Cuv'e is the fruit of more than 21 years of patience and crafting.
Reserve wines this year bring brightness, richness and depth to the years blend, mainly through very beautiful old chardonnays and multiple expressions of Meunier from different years; the wines of the year were a well-balanced proposition without any highlighted character.
The final composition of this Krug Grande Cuv'e is: 44% Pinot Noir, 37% Chardonnay and 19% Meunier.Ê
Blending many vintages gives Krug Grande Cuv'e 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. Krug Grande Cuv'e is re-created each year beyond the notion of vintage.
Every year, we recreate from scratch the multitude of facets that do not compete on the palate, but instead form a perfect harmony, the main characteristic of Krug Grande Cuv'e.Ê
Its myriad aromas make Krug Grande Cuv'e the richest of them all. Its generosity means that everyone can find something in it that stirs the emotions.
Eric Lebel, Chef de Caves, Maison Krug