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 have reached twenty years of age. Blending so many vintages gives 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. Over twenty years are needed to craft each bottle and its exceptional finesse is the result of a stay of at least another six years in the cellars: the first prestige cuvée re-created each year, beyond the very notion of vintage.
This is the 163rd creation of Krug Grande Cuvée and the first release to display the Edition on the label. Based on 2007, it is a blend of 183 wines from twelve vintages: the oldest being 1990 and the youngest 2007. In this early-harvest year aromas were considered more impressive than taste. Thus, the reserve wines lend the complexity, roundness, body and length which were less pronounced in the base vintage.
Krug ID: 315051 | Each bottle of Krug Grande Cuvée NV has a Krug ID on the back label which enables you to discover the story of that very bottle. You can do so using the smartphone App or on the Krug website.
- GRAPE VARIETIES : Pinot Noir (48%) Chardonnay (35%) Pinot Meunier (17%)
- TERROIRS : Montagne de Reims Côte des blancs Vallée de la Marne
- NON VINTAGE
- OAK AGED : Oak aged
- MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION : Undergone
- DOSAGE : Brut (between 6 and 12 gr/l)
- PAIRINGS : Can accompany a whole meal
- SERVING TEMPÉRATURE : 11°C
- Bettane & Desseauve 19/20
- Gault & Millau 17.5 / 20
- Jancis Robinson 19 / 20
- Parker 95 / 100
- Revue du Vin de France 18 / 20
- Wine Spectator 95 / 100