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Professional Ratings: 96 Wine Spectator, 95 International Wine Cellar, 94 Wine Enthusiast, 94 Wine & Spirits
Region: Champagne, France
Varietal: Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine
Item no. 23029
"Krug Grande Cuvée is as a symphony, a composition where the instruments all play together, complementing each other in total harmony."
The flagship of the house, Grande Cuvée is imposing in character from the first moment in the glass. The "birth" of Krug Grande Cuvée, through its first fermentation exclusively in small oak casks, ensures the unique personality and dimension that is the Krug Style. The composition of the "cuvée" is a stunning mosaic of flavors where the three champagne grapes, 20-25 growths and 6-10 different years, combine to give Krug Grande Cuvée its complexity, elegance and consistency year after year, blend after blend.
To maintain this consistency, Krug reserves a large selection of unblended still wines from previous vintages blending them with the youngest crop to create a fully balanced taste. These "reserve" wines may represent between a third and a half of the cuvée.
The bouquet is wonderfully creamy, leading to magical combination of weight and balance on the palate. The long, lingering finish is both nutty and toasty, ending with a final flourish of freshness, leaving one longing for more.