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  • Country ranking ?

    950
  • Producer ranking ?

    90
  • Decanting time

    No
  • When to drink

    Now
  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

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The Story

Krug Grande Cuvée is the archetype of Krug’s philosophy of craftsmanship and savoir faire: A blend of around 120 wines from ten or more different vintages, some of which may reach 15 years of age. Blending so many vintages gives Krug Grande Cuvée its unique fullness of flavours and aromas, its incredible generosity and its absolute elegance - something impossible to express with the wines of just a single year. Its exceptional finesse is the result of a stay of at least another six years in the cellars. Over twenty years are needed to craft each bottle of Krug Grande Cuvée: the first prestige cuvee re-created each year, beyond the very notion of vintage.


Every glass of Krug Grande Cuvée is the fruit of many years of craft and patience. The art of blending many years gives Krug Grande Cuvée its unique plethora of flavours and aromas, incredible generosity and an absolute elegance that would be impossible to express with the wines of a single year. 

Every year, we recreate from scratch the multitude of facets that form perfect harmony on the palate, no flavour dominating or competing with another; this is the main characteristic of Krug Grande Cuvée. Its myriad aromas make Krug Grande Cuvée the richest of them all. Its true generosity means that everyone can find something in it that stirs their emotions.

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Wine Information

KRUG GRANDE CUVÉE
The ultimate pleasure experience in Champagne. The most generous Champagne in the world with exceptional finesse.

Summary
Krug Grande Cuvée is the archetype of Krug’s philosophy of craftsmanship and savoir faire: A blend of around 120 wines from ten or more different vintages, some of which may reach 15 years of age. Blending so many vintages gives Krug Grande Cuvée its unique fullness of flavours and aromas, its incredible generosity and its absolute elegance - something impossible to express with the wines of just a single year. Its exceptional finesse is the result of a stay of at least another six years in the cellars. Over twenty years are needed to craft each bottle of Krug Grande Cuvée: the first prestige cuvee re-created each year, beyond the very notion of vintage.

by: Krug

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Tasting note

color

Medium, Gold and Cloudy

ending

Long, Smooth and Gentle

flavors

Toasty, Honey and Caramel

nose

Intense and Rich

recommend

Yes

taste

Low alcohol content, Perfectly balanced, Concentrated, Well-structured, Developing, Medium-bodied, Round, Elegant, Rich and Dry

Written Notes

It was time for an Uber.  Lunch had run late, and we went straight to dinner.  Jetski was hosting, and we were primed and ready.  We were welcomed with an aged magnum of MV Krug, estimated to be from the 1980s.  While all the “multi-vintage” Krugs, also known as Grande Cuvees, now come with ID numbers to identify the blend of vintages within, for anything significantly old, it is a guessing game.  This was a treat, drinking beautifully and a classic, old Krug.  This is arguably the best buy in the world of fine and rare Champagne, although now that there are official batches, the older ones are escalating in price now (95).

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Origin

Reims, Champagne

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