NV Krug Grande Cuvee

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  • Champagne Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 96
  • WS 95
  • AG 94
  • IWC 94
  • JG 94

Reviews for Krug Grande Cuvee

JS 96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, July 2015
A very complex nose here with ripe, deep lemon and grapefruit aromas on offer plus some restrained chalky elements, biscuit, some roasting herbs, hints of pepper, then a little tobacco too. Very complex and full of fresh... A very complex nose here with ripe, deep lemon and grapefruit aromas on offer plus some restrained chalky elements, biscuit, some roasting herbs, hints of pepper, then a little tobacco too. Very complex and full of fresh characters. The palate has a wealth of different fruit flavors like lemon, peach, nectarine, and plums. The finesse in terms of structure, detail and precision is staggering; sherbet-like elegance with immense concentration and power. A great Grande Cuvée. Incredibly satisfying. Based on 2006. - Nick Stock
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, August 2015
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... 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. — A.N.
AG 94
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, November 2014
The NV Grande Cuvée is absolutely stellar. This is one of the very best Grande Cuvées I can remember tasting. The flavors are bright, focused and beautifully delineated throughout, all of which make me think the wine will... The NV Grande Cuvée is absolutely stellar. This is one of the very best Grande Cuvées 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.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2015
Light gold. Nectarine, poached pear, toasted nuts, anise and buttered toast on the complex, mineral-tinged nose. Deeply concentrated but energetic and precise as well, offering sappy orchard and pit fruit flavors along... Light gold. Nectarine, poached pear, toasted nuts, anise and buttered toast on the complex, mineral-tinged nose. Deeply concentrated but energetic and precise as well, offering sappy orchard and pit fruit flavors along with notes of brioche and marzipan. A bitter citrus pith note adds definition to the impressively long, smoky finish. Shows more power and heft than I've experienced from this bottling in recent years. - Josh Raynolds
JG 94
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, January 2015
94+ I am often impressed by how Krug’s flagship bottling of Grande Cuvée can taste so good upon release, given the fact that this is one of Champagne’s greatest bottlings for long-term cellaring and the wine improves... 94+ I am often impressed by how Krug’s flagship bottling of Grande Cuvée can taste so good upon release, given the fact that this is one of Champagne’s greatest bottlings for long-term cellaring and the wine improves immeasurably with cellaring. This particular bottle had been tucked away in the cellar for five years (and hence was released just before the Krug ID was added) and is just beginning to reach that level where the secondary aromatic and flavor elements start to vie with the original panoply of sensations. The bouquet is stellar, wafting from the glass in a blend of apple, wheat toast, orange zest, a touch of toasted almond, a magnificent base of soil nuances and just a whiff of smokiness in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, crisp and beautifully complex, with a lovely core, elegant mousse, superb acids and stunning length and grip on the complex and wide open finish. This still has the energy and cut of a young release of Grande Cuvée, but now coupled with secondary layers of complexity. It is a beautiful moment to be drinking this wine, but it will continue to climb with the unfolding years and is still not even close to its true apogee.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2012
The NV Brut Grande Cuvee emerges from the glass with freshly cut flowers, almonds, pastry and spices. This is a relatively floral, bright Grande Cuvee with fewer of the oxidative qualities that are typical of the house... The NV Brut Grande Cuvee emerges from the glass with freshly cut flowers, almonds, pastry and spices. This is a relatively floral, bright Grande Cuvee with fewer of the oxidative qualities that are typical of the house style. According to Krug's ID Code, this bottle is based on the 2004 vintage, which explains the wine's tense, taut personality. Another year or two on the cork will only help the wine gain expressiveness and depth. Today, the Grande Cuvee is quite reticent and not showing the full breadth of its personality. This bottle carries ID Code: 211024. Disgorged: Summer 2011.Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020. - Antonio Galloni
JJB 94
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, October 2010
Golden straw color with fine subtle beading aromas of very refined oak are sophisticated and poised rather than overpowering. Along with the gentle wood notes are subtle aromas of honey and citrus blossom. The palate is... Golden straw color with fine subtle beading aromas of very refined oak are sophisticated and poised rather than overpowering. Along with the gentle wood notes are subtle aromas of honey and citrus blossom. The palate is rich with mouthfilling textures and seamlessly integrated flavors yet like the bouquet still shows a measure of restraint. This is not a shy Champagne yet maintains elegance in the light refined finish. Of all of the Champagnes with strong oak presence this clearly shows deft winemaking with an appropriate amount of restraint that allows the core of fruit to shine.