Krug Grande Cuvée The ultimate pleasure experience in Champagne. The most generous Champagne in the world with exceptional finesse
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.
As you taste it, notes of toasted bread, hazelnut, nougat, barley sugar and jellied fruits may take you by surprise. You may even taste hints of apples still on the tree, flowers in bloom, ripe and dried fruit, almonds, marzipan, gingerbread, sweet spices and even brioche and honey.
You may also notice its exceptional freshness in the mouth, with rich and tangy flavours of lemon and grapefruit enhanced by the subtlety of its fine and elegant bubbles. Krug Grande Cuvée can age beautifully.
Krug Grande Cuvée’s fullness is such that everyone can find something in it to stir their emotions.
Its generosity also means that it lends itself to a plethora of culinary combinations, from the simplest to the most sophisticated, from an extra mature parmesan to a dish of turbot à la truffe.
Type your Krug ID (on the back label*) to read the story behind that very bottle. The first number refers to the quarter your bottle left Krug’s cellars and the following two the year; thus the code also serves as a simple reference to build a collection of different bottles with different Krug IDs to age and enjoy in the future.* bottles released from our cellars after September 2011
Krug Grande Cuvée together with Krug’s other cuvees, has made Krug the world’s best-rated Champagne for years.
James Halliday, fév. 2010 : 97/100
Guide Bettane & Desseauve, France 2011: 19/20
Good Wine Guide 2011, Australia : 96/100
Wine Spectator, September 2013. Score: 97/100
“This is all about balance and the integration of power and finesse, with finely honed acidity supporting flavors of quince paste, dried black cherry, spun honey and candied orange zest, while rich notes of roasted walnut, coffee liqueur and toasted cardamom resonate on the finish. Hard to stop sipping. Drink now through 2028. ”–AN