A little ‘pffst’ as it opens. This is past the vigorous stage. A lovely gold color with hints of amber. On the nose some brioche, caramel, dried apricots. On the palate some hazelnut and a low hum of salinity. This is certainly mature with mid fizz level and some really lovely deep flavors. Long and complex. Drinking beautifully if you like the mature style.... with some time in glass there’s more minerality coming through and a distinct taste of oyster shells. Delicious — 7 days ago
2nd Covid Shot today. Time to celebrate. The 2012s have come out nicely so far. This is still young and a bit too much in your face acidity-wise, but less so than the 169. I have no doubt this will integrate and mellow over the years and I look forward to drinking the other bottles after a few years of storage. — 5 days ago
Superb Meursault, very typical, tension and richness of fruit, balance and finesse, yet full and with a nice texture, great bottle. 92-93
Superbe Meursault, très typé, tendu avec une texture incroyable, riche, rond, fin et tellement bien équilibré.
— 5 days ago
First foray into the recently released 169. 2013 base. This is unusually acidic, not unpleasantly in any way, but unusual for a Krug. Brioche and green apple were dominant. A few hours in, it opened up a bit but for now this is still too young and needs some cellaring. Will revisit in a few years — 12 days ago
I’m between a 94 and 95 here. I think this is slightly better than the 2010 I opened two years ago in that this showed more classical funk and savory notes.
I gave this an hour of slow ox and then decanted another 2+hrs. At pop and pour, not very expressive. Even after the hour of being open in the bottle it made such a difference and then absolutely exploded in the decanter. Floral, violets, potpourri, herbal spice, stemmy underripe black fruits all on the nose. Gained a touch of Syrah funk the longer it was open but stayed more between the fruit and stem inclusion side instead of going full on iron/smoked meat. So much up front fruit on the palate before a wall of mineral hits and takes everything down the mid palate on a wild ride. Peppercorn crusted black cherries, dark red and black berries, underripe red plum and really nice acidity to give it a nervy type profile. Alongside the 2014 Horsepower Tribe Syrah, this was more a caged animal yet still retained a wild factor. Then again, most wines are tame compared to Horsepower (just give them time...I’ve experienced how incredible they can be with age)! — 14 days ago