Krug

Grande Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

9.42028 ratings
9.4658 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cake & Cream, Soft Cheese, Hard Cheese, Salads & Greens, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Fish, Chicken, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Nuts & Seeds, Fruit & Berries, Beans & Peas, Exotic Spices, Turkey, Pungent Cheese, Shellfish, Oyster
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

Welcome bubbles 😍

Welcome bubbles 😍

Apr 28th, 2021
Lee Pitofsky

Krug never disappoints.

Krug never disappoints.

Sep 20th, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

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.

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.

Sep 4th, 2020
Michael Herzog

Very appropriate for an epic LSU win over Alabama. Such awesome acidity and structure. I’m ready for the next bottle!

Very appropriate for an epic LSU win over Alabama. Such awesome acidity and structure. I’m ready for the next bottle!

Nov 10th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Happy birthday to my beautiful wife. I am so lucky.

Thoughts on notes tomorrow. It’s a special day and dinner! Cheers! 🍾 🥂

Happy birthday to my beautiful wife. I am so lucky.

Thoughts on notes tomorrow. It’s a special day and dinner! Cheers! 🍾 🥂

Nov 3rd, 2019
Shay A
9.3

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.

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.

Sep 11th, 2019
Conrad Green

Sweet at the edges, honeyed with tangy lemon and some slatey minerality. Hints of green apple . Some brioche and ush fruit.

Sweet at the edges, honeyed with tangy lemon and some slatey minerality. Hints of green apple . Some brioche and ush fruit.

May 2nd, 2019
George Chen

Older bottle so it’s hard to know when I bought it....guess that’s the fun part!

Older bottle so it’s hard to know when I bought it....guess that’s the fun part!

Mar 17th, 2019
Noah Hart

Celebratory bubbles!!

Celebratory bubbles!!

Feb 17th, 2019
Cody Short

Another day, another fantastic Krug split

Another day, another fantastic Krug split

Aug 19th, 2018