Krug Grande Cuvée has received a historical recognition: the Award of “The Wine of 20 Years” by Bettane + Desseauve, the most important and respected wine critics in France, to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of their internationally-renowned wine guide. Only two wines received this title.
This is a confirmation that Krug Grande Cuvéee, the fullest possible expression of Champagne, created to go beyond vintage, has, in edition after edition, been consistent in its quest for excellence, embodying Champagne as it takes the art of blending to its highest level every year. It is also a recognition of the founder's vision being enriched and perpetuated through six generations.
"Over the past twenty years, Krug has changed; from owners Rémy Cointreau to LVMH today. Its Cellar Master has also changed, with Eric Lebel succeeding the late Henri Krug . But through the years, Krug has always remained Krug. And Krug Grande Cuvée, in edition after edition, remains an incredible palette of grape varieties, terroirs and different years with confounding harmony. Some other Champagnes are more popular, some other prestige cuvees moved us as well, while other Champenois producers have also created over the course of these twenty years vintages of astonishing personality, but none symbolises better than Krug Grande Cuvée this quest of perfection centered around the foundation itself of Champagne wine: blending."
"Through Krug Grande Cuvée, it is precisely the entire Champagne region that we salute. As a region, its performance has been impressively faultless since the middle of the nineties. It – imperfectly, but far better than all of the others – managed to organize and harmonize the entirety of its offer. It succeeded in allowing all of its stakeholders to work together and complement each other, with no-one left on the sideline. Most importantly it avoided boring its historical clients while also attracting new ones. Its roadmap for the upcoming twenty years is charted, but today, the other French and international vineyards have moved forward, markets are changing, and this will only continue. Krug and the others must continue to hold steadfast to their values and reinvent their craft, just as much as they did between 1995 and 2015."