Your Krug iD

Krug Grande Cuvée is born from the dream of one man, Joseph Krug, to offer the very best Champagne every year, regardless of annual variations in climate. Since 1843, the House of Krug has honoured this vision with each new Édition of Krug Grande Cuvée: the fullest expression of Champagne.

Krug Grande Cuvée is re-created every year, beyond the notion of vintage and is a blend of over 120 individual wines from more than 10 different years. The fullness or flavours and aromas achieved by this careful art of blending would be impossible to express with the wines of a single year.

COMPOSITION

52%
Pinot Noir
35%
Chardonnay
13%
Meunier

Blend

198 wines

Youngest

2012

Oldest

1996

Cork

Winter 2019

icons/arrow Created with Sketch.
icons/arrow Created with Sketch.
Krug Grande Cuvée is born from the dream of one man, Joseph Krug, to offer the very best Champagne every single year, regardless of annual variations in climate. Each year, the House of Krug honours this dream with a new Édition of Krug Grande Cuvée: the fullest expression of Champagne.
The 168ème Édition of Krug Grande Cuvée was composed around the harvest of 2012, a beautiful year with a low yield due to the panoply of meteorological events the region endured. Frost, rain, storms and hale all hit the vineyards of Champagne in winter and spring 2012, followed by the driest ripening season since 1974, resulting in 20% fewer grapes.
To realise the final creation, wines of the year from meticulously selected plots were blended with reserve wines from 10 other years. The careful attention given to the vines and Krug’s unique respect for the individual character of each plot enabled the breadth of expression of this Édition.
In all, reserve wines from the House’s extensive library made up 42% of the final blend, bringing the breadth and roundness so essential to each Édition of Krug Grande Cuvée.

A talk with Eric Lebel

Krug Cellar Master

Tasting notes

A light golden colour and fine, vivacious bubbles, holding a promise of pleasure.

Aromas of flowers in bloom, ripe, dried and citrus fruits, as well as marzipan and gingerbread.

Flavours of hazelnut, nougat, barley sugar, jellied and citrus fruits, almonds, brioche and honey.

Tasting notes

A light golden colour and fine, vivacious bubbles, holding a promise of pleasure.

Aromas of flowers in bloom, ripe, dried and citrus fruits, as well as marzipan and gingerbread.

Flavours of hazelnut, nougat, barley sugar, jellied and citrus fruits, almonds, brioche and honey.

RATINGS

"Krug has always remained Krug. And Krug Grande Cuvée, edition after edition, remains an incredible palette of grape varieties, terroirs and different years with confounding harmony. None symbolises better than Krug Grande Cuvée this quest of perfection centered around the foundation itself of Champagne wine: blending."

Bettane & Desseauve 2015
NOTE: 19/20

"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."

Wine Spectator 2013
NOTE: 97/100
1:27
-3:43

Krug grande cuvée

Grand soleil
  • icons/sound on
    Krug Grande Cuvée — Grand Soleil
    5:15

More music pairings

icons/sound play Created with Sketch.
Krug Grande Cuvée
Ozark Henry
icons/sound play Created with Sketch.
Krug Grande Cuvée
Bleu Asa
icons/sound play Created with Sketch.
Krug Grande Cuvée
Two Kang
icons/sound play Created with Sketch.
Krug Grande Cuvée
Grand Soleil
icons/sound play Created with Sketch.
Krug Grande Cuvée
HUGO & VINCENT
icons/sound play Created with Sketch.
Krug Grande Cuvée
Aretha Franklin
icons/sound play Created with Sketch.
Krug Grande Cuvée
Luis Cobos - Placido Domingo
icons/sound play Created with Sketch.
Krug Grande Cuvée
Jacky Terrasson
icons/sound play Created with Sketch.
Krug Grande Cuvée
Jean Philippe Collard
icons/sound play Created with Sketch.
Krug Grande Cuvée
Miles Davis
icons/sound play Created with Sketch.
Krug Grande Cuvée
Khatia Buniatishvili
icons/sound play Created with Sketch.
Krug Grande Cuvée
Beethoven - Leonard Bernstein & New York Philarmonic Orchestra
icons/sound play Created with Sketch.
Krug Grande Cuvée
Orazio Sciortino
icons/sound play Created with Sketch.
Krug Grande Cuvée
Ozark Henry
icons/sound play Created with Sketch.
Krug Grande Cuvée
Berlioz by leonard bernstein & new york philharmonic orchestra
icons/sound play Created with Sketch.
Krug Grande Cuvée
Kris Bowers
icons/arrow Created with Sketch.
icons/arrow Created with Sketch.

FOOD PAIRING

Krug Grande Cuvée lends itself to a wealth of culinary combinations, from the simplest to the most sophisticated, from an aged parmesan to turbot à la truffe. This Champagne can be enjoyed as an aperitif with Jabugo ham and mature comté or served to accompany oysters, grilled shrimps, Indian or Moroccan food, as well as desserts such as carrot cake, tarte tatin and cheesecake.

FOOD PAIRING

Krug Grande Cuvée lends itself to a wealth of culinary combinations, from the simplest to the most sophisticated, from an aged parmesan to turbot à la truffe. This Champagne can be enjoyed as an aperitif with Jabugo ham and mature comté or served to accompany oysters, grilled shrimps, Indian or Moroccan food, as well as desserts such as carrot cake, tarte tatin and cheesecake.

STORING & SERVING

your krug moments,
safely stored
Krug Grande Cuvée — Grand Soleil
00:13