Krug Grande Cuvee Brut lends itself to a wealth of culinary combinations, it can be enjoyed as an aperitif with Jabugo ham and mature ... read more
Krug Grande Cuvee Brut lends itself to a wealth of culinary combinations, it can be enjoyed as an aperitif with Jabugo ham and mature comte or served to accompany oysters, grilled shrimps, as well as desserts such as carrot cake or cheesecake.
James Suckling 97
Instantly recognizable aromatic depth and complexity here. The DNA of Grande Cuve looms large on the nose with fresh-baked brioche, crushed almond, subtle baking spices and stony notes, as well as an array of stone fruit. The palate delivers a wide spectrum of citrus, from lemon to orange to grapefruit and beyond. The chardonnay really impresses in a long, concentrated mode. 43 pinot noir, 35 chardonnay and 22 pinot meunier. It contains 40 reserve wine and is composed of 146 different components from 11 different vintages, the youngest being 2013 and the oldest 2000. Drink or hold.
Wine Spectator 96
A vivid Champagne, with a chiseled frame of acidity and a chalky underpinning cloaked in a fine mousse that caresses the palate with its gossamer-like texture. Lovely aromas of coffee liqueur, anise and verbena accent the layered flavors of tangerine, Macadamia nut, brioche and ripe plum, a profile that expands on the long, mouthwatering finish. There's power and expressive character to this, with a delicacy to its fine integration and length. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier.
The floral bouquet is very fine and elegant but also quite delicate, suffused with touches of slightly candied citrus, but the telltale autolytic note of hazelnuts is less pronounced than usual. There is, however, some almond nuttiness on the palate, as well as racy rectitude and vivacity that give thrust to a long, surprisingly breezy finish. Will benefit from five to 10 years of cellaring. Disgorged January 2020. Dosage: 4.5g/L. Elaborated from 146 wines and 11 different vintages, the oldest of which dates back to 2000. 40 reserve wines.