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Krug Grande Cuvée
Ultimate generosity

Krug Grande Cuvée is the archetype of Krug’s philosophy of craftsmanship and savoir faire: a blend of more than 120 wines from ten or more different years.
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.

KRUG iD 315047
Received its cork
Summer 2015
Blend
183 wines from 12 different years
The oldest wine
1990
The youngest wine
2007
Eric Lebel
Chef de Caves, Krug
Portrait of Eric Lebel Smiling
This magnum left the Krug cellars to receive its cork in Summer 2015.

This is the last step after more than 8 years of ageing in the cellars to acquire finesse and elegance.
As it is a magnum we wait even longer, until the Champagne is ready to be fully enjoyed.

This magnum is an extraordinary blend of 183 wines from 12 different years, the oldest from 1990 and the youngest from 2007. Every glass of this bottle of Krug Grande Cuvée is the fruit of more than 20 years of patience and crafting. In this early harvest year aromas were more impressive than taste. Thus the reserve wines lend the complexity, roundness, body and length which were missing.

Blending many vintages gives Krug Grande Cuvée its unique fullness of flavours and aromas, incredible generosity and an absolute elegance that are impossible to express with the wines of just a single year. Krug Grande Cuvée is re-created each year beyond the notion of vintage.

The final composition of this Krug Grande Cuvée is: 37% Pinot Noir, 32% Chardonnay and 31% Meunier.

Every year, we recreate from scratch the multitude of facets that do not compete on the palate, but instead form a perfect harmony, the main characteristic of Krug Grande Cuvée.

Its myriad aromas make Krug Grande Cuvée the richest of them all. Its generosity means that everyone can find something in it that stirs the emotions.

 
Eric Lebel

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Tasting notes

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.

Storing & serving
  • Krug Grande Cuvée | 1
    The richness of your Krug Champagne is fully revealed between 9°C and 12°C (49°F - 54°F). Serving your bottle too cold would refrain the aromas’expression.
  • Krug Grande Cuvée | 2
    Krug has created The Joseph, a unique crystal glass whose shape enables the bubbles to reach their optimal expression and allows the discovery of the incredible bouquet of aromas.
  • Krug Grande Cuvée | 3
    If you do not have The Joseph glass, you may prefer a white Burgundy glass to a flute, to enable the expression of Krug Champagne’s flavors and aromas.
  • Krug Grande Cuvée | 4
    As a Prestige Cuvée, Krug Champagnes age beautifully, the time revealing their richness and elegance.
  • Krug Grande Cuvée | 5
    Your Champagne should be stored in a wine cellar, or in a cool (between 10 to 15 °C - 50 to 59 °F) dry and away from light place, the exact conditions of Krug cellars.
Food pairing
ratings

"Rich, with smoky hints of roasted almond and toasted brioche, this crystalline Champagne offers  a finely detailed mousse that carries the firm, citrusy acidity and flavors of patisserie apple, spun honey and tangy black cherry, accented by subtle, aromatic hints of ground cumin and clove, bergamot and chamomile." – AN

Wine Spectator 2015
Note: 95/100

"The Wines of our twenty 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. None symbolises better than Krug Grande Cuvée this quest of perfection centered around the foundation itself of Champagne wine: blending."

Bettane & Desseauve 2015
Music pairing by Gregory Porter
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Gregory Porter
Music pairing Gregory Porter profil

"In pairing Liquid Spirit to the experience of tasting Krug Grande Cuvée it heightened the emotion of both the music and the experience of drinking Champagne.

This is Liquid Spirit here, this is the energy. The bullience, the pleasure, in a way explosion of emotions that i am speaking of Liquid Spirit are contained in a bottle of Krug Grande Cuvée."

 

Gregory Porter Gregory Porter - Liquid Spirit
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