Starting the long Labor Day weekend in Big Sur the right way with a little N/V Krug Grande Cuvée. @Nepenthe
Happy Labor Day weekend all! 🍾🥂
Noses reveals; heavy bruised red apple, Bosc pear, overripe pineapple, lemon meringue, tropical melons, lime zest, white spice, sea fossils, deep crisp chalkiness, grey volcanics, yeast & bread dough, nougat, baguette crust, limestone, caramel notes, cream, vanillin framed in yellow lilies, white & spring flowers & mixed greens.
The palate is, ripe, lush, fresh and lively. The mouthfeel all Krug beautiful. Bruised red & golden apple with hints of cider, Bosc pear, overripe pineapple, lemon meringue, tropical melons, white stone fruits, lime zest/candy, white spice, sea fossils, crisp chalkiness, grey volcanics, yeast & bread dough, nougat, baguette crust, limestone, caramel notes, cream, cream soda, vanillin framed in yellow lilies, spring flowers & mixed greens. The acidity is near perfect. The long￼, elegant, well knitted & balanced finish is gentle until the long set when you get a full presence of white spice and minerality that persists for minutes.
This bottle was composed around 2011 and is made from over 120 different wines that span over 10 years. It is 47% Pinot Noir, 36% Chardonnay & 17% Pinot Meunier. — 18 days ago
Got it from Grand Cru. Smooth. Not tart but crisp. — 8 days ago
Not sure if it was the birth of our son or this bottle, but this was smoking good with deeper complexity than LBT of 167 ème. Classic Krug balance of rich and oxidative character with bright acidity and some reductive elements. Seems to display all at once beautifully. — 20 days ago
Nutty, greeny gold, med sweet, m+ acidity, citrus, honey, and apple juice, no primary flavour anymore. Long finish. — 4 days ago
Incredibly affordable, sparkling wine with bold tastes of more expensive varieties. — 4 days ago