This Bottle spent at least 13 years in Krug's cellars, receiving its cork in winter 2017 - 2018. Composed of a selection of the year's most characterful wines, Krug Vintage 2006 is the expression of the year revealed by Krug.
Composed of a selection of the year's most characterful wines, Krug Vintage 2006 is the delectable story of an indulgent and contrasted year nicknamed “Capricious Indulgence” by the House.
The year 2006 was considered a hot one in Champagne, with extreme highs and 23 days recorded over 30°C. It was a capricious climate that went from dry periods to intense rainfall - in August, the equivalent of 2 months of rain fell in only 2 weeks. Fortunately, the sun returned to complete the ripening period, shining on a beautiful harvest. The grapes showed balance similar to that of the vintages of 2002 and 1989, which were also very generous years.
Krug Vintage 2006 combines indulgence, elegance and roundness – wonderful characteristics to create a classic of the House. Cellar Master Eric Lebel selected those wines that best exhibited the unique, silky roundness of the year with a good structure and length. Paying close attention to every vineyard’s character, respecting the individuality of each plot and its wine allowed him to identify the music of the year. He brought it to life by creating a composition marked by an intense, generous, involving and elegant melody.
For the final blend, the selected wines were those best exhibiting the unique, silky roundness of the year with a good structure and length. Pinot Noir constitutes almost half (45%) of the blend, with the majority coming from parcels in Montagne de Reims Nord, Sud and Les Riceys. Ripe and full-bodied Chardonnays (35%) add roundness and opulence while Meuniers (20%) from Leuvrigny and Sainte-Gemme bring tension and length.
At the House of Krug, every Krug Vintage celebrates the distinct character of a particular year. Every Krug Vintage is different: it is the music of the year, captured by Krug.
Eric Lebel & Julie Cavil
At first sight, the intense golden colour promises round generosity.
A very expressive and indulgent nose reveals yellow and dried fruit, toasted almonds, hazelnut, maple syrup, meringue and mandarin liqueur.
On the palate it is generous, deep, ample and fresh with aromatic persistence and a long finish. It has notes of nougat, frangipane, pastry, tarte tatin, plenty of citrus with a beautiful finish on pink grapefruit skin.
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Krug 2006 is a delectable match for all cuisines, especially the most aromatic. Dishes with character such as tajine with lemon confit, ratatouille, slow-roasted leg of lamb, vegetable tian, game, foie gras, flavourful fish or duck breast grilled over grape vines will be raised to another level by Krug 2006.
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