At the Come Taste the Stars Dinner hosted by Tyson Stelzer. The 6 th and final Champagne and what better way to finish than with the power of a Vintage Krug. 39% Chardonnay, 37% Pinot Noir and 24% Pinot Meunière ; aged more than 11 years on Lees. This is one of the rare vintages of Krug to have more Chardonnay than Pinot Noir. Malic acid to the fore with crunchy green Apple notes. Tastes amazingly young and fresh - aiming for a long living style. Noticeable acidity finishing very dry. Tyson says at 15 years of age that it needs another 15 to reach its full potential. The French Somm at Montrachet told me this was his favourite of the 6 stellar champagnes. Powerful but retains its elegance incredibly. — 3 days ago
18/20 (95/100) Выраженные тона дуба в аромате: жареные орехи, тосты и ваниль, дополненные тонами кураги, яблок, цукатов тропических фруктов, апельсиновой кожуры. Тельное с высокой кислотностью. Великолепный баланс и насыщенный вкус. — 2 days ago
Dried fruit, tannins, perfectly balanced. Wow. — 2 days ago
I liked this better than the others at the party. Extremely closed. I expected that. It was clearly tight. I have hopes. Last year I had a discussion with Olivier Krug who loves this and thinks it’s better than 1996 I am not there, but may well be in 15 years. — 3 days ago
Monthly WTF wine group night. Our theme was American oak vs French oak. All wines tasted blind. We started off with two bottles of bubbly and finished with two non-themed reds.
This is the 2011 vintage base. Not surprised due to how young it is, but there was very little notes of their typical slightly oxidative style. Yeasty, but more honeyed. Hint of toffee, caramelized green apple and nice layers. — a month ago