Krug Rose #414078 MV (375ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
98 VM / 96 WS / 96 JS / 94 AG / 94 BH / 19.5 DE / 18 JR
*Note: as the latest edition of Krug Rose has not been tasted by any critics these scores/reviews are a reference only based on prior editions.
Very pale rose gold color. Incredible high-pitched nose combines strawberry, iodine, cinnamon, rose petal, minerals and earth. Almost painfully intense in the mouth, with a brilliant kernel of spicy fruit and pure minerally soil tones. With its bracing acids, this is distinctly austere today, yet the texture is remarkably fine-grained and there’s great sweetness of fruit lurking. An essence of iodiney soil character; like a hypothetical blend of a great Montrachet and a Gevrey-Chambertin grand cru. I hesitate to score this rose even higher than Krug’s great 1990 Clos du Mesnil, but this was the best bottle of Champagne I tasted this fall. - Stephen Tanzer, Vinous Media, 11/2003 (No lot # or disgorge date provided.)
Marvelous. Burnished to an orange-gold color, this rosé evokes a complex palette of gingerbread, coffee, fig compote, orange peel and smoke flavors, all enmeshed in the supple texture and graceful harmony. Fades gently on the palate over the course of several minutes. - Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, 10/31/2003 (No lot # or disgorge date provided.)
Super fresh and bright with musky red fruit aromas as well as gently marzipan scented biscuits on the nose; spices all here too. Great complexity and depth, really elegant, assertive and deep. Long and even, superb depth through the finish. Great wine. Drink young and precocious. Krug ID 313042 - James Suckling, 7/2015
The NV Brut Rosé is brilliant and finely-sculpted in the glass, with floral aromatics, pulsating minerality and chiseled fruit. Less austere than it can be, the Rosé impresses for its combination of tension and textured, phenolic weight. There is so much to like. This release (ID 213027) is based on the 2006 vintage. The blend is 59% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay and 8% Pinot Meunier. Disgorged Spring 2013.
Medium rosé hue. A cool, restrained and highly complex nose that is not especially fruity displays a moderate yeast character along with slightly exotic aromas of mandarin orange and Asian tea, all wrapped in an enveloping array of beguiling rose petal scents. There is very good richness with a relatively firm supporting mousse that adds to the impression of richness to the superbly complex and highly textured flavors, indeed one could aptly describe this as more wine that Champagne. As such this is indeed a sumptuous Krug rosé that is difficult to resist already though it should reward extended keeping if desired. As I noted in the original 750 ml review, that while I am not always wowed by the Krug Rosé, this latest incarnation in magnum is strikingly good. Note: blended from all 3 grape varieties and from a wide range of vintages and rests at least five years in Krug's cellars after bottling; from magnum format. - Allen Meadows, Burghound, 10/15/2015. (No lot # or disgorge date provided.)
Very pale salmon-peach, a beautifully soft, silky mouse – almost a true crémant style – with very fresh, delicate, summer fruits and fine acidity. This is the one Krug cuvée that must be drunk young. (No lot # or disgorge date provided.) - Tom Stevenson, Decanter
Quite deep strawberry pink. Tiny bead. Massively fruity. Explosive yet super-smooth fruit. Clearly this can age. ID 414068. The 21st edition. The first Krug rosé was released in 1983; proof that rosé is not produced every year. 47% Pinot Noir, 37% Chardonnay, 16% Pinot Meunier. Based on vintages 2007 back to 2002. Disgorged 2014. - Jancis Robinson, 8/28/2017
Blending many years gives Krug Grande Cuvée 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 Cuvée 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 Cuvée. Its myriad aromas make Krug Grande Cuvée 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