Krug

Grande Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

9.41772 ratings
9.4595 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
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

Happy birthday to my wife Sofia! She wanted to go have a birthday lunch in Big Sur at Nepenthe. With these views, who wouldn’t want to go celebrate there? Great vistas, good food and an even better wine list. Krug by the glass and so much more! Good warm up for lunch.

It’s a combination of reductive and oxidized style on the nose. Bruised apple, bruised Bosc pear, well overripe pineapple, marmalade, touch of caramel, creamed cider, understated honey notes, chalkiness, seashells, some oysters, volcanic minerals w/ fruit blossoms & withering yellow lilies.

The palate shows more reductive style than oxidized. Less pronounced bruised apple, bruised Bosc pear, well overripe pineapple, white citrus, marmalade, touch caramel, creamed soda, apple cider, understated honey notes, chalkiness, seashells, some oysters, volcanic minerals with fruit blossoms & withering yellow lilies. The acidy is quite nice. Very good; structure, length & balance. The long, beautiful, rich, finish is just what you’d expect from Krug.

Photos of, the outdoor bar with that view, whew, Nepenthe pumpkin, with the cell tower signal so bad & no wi-fi, they need a antique phone booth and the outdoor lounge/waiting area, complete with a ping pong table.

@Nepenthe Big Sur

Happy birthday to my wife Sofia! She wanted to go have a birthday lunch in Big Sur at Nepenthe. With these views, who wouldn’t want to go celebrate there? Great vistas, good food and an even better wine list. Krug by the glass and so much more! Good warm up for lunch.

It’s a combination of reductive and oxidized style on the nose. Bruised apple, bruised Bosc pear, well overripe pineapple, marmalade, touch of caramel, creamed cider, understated honey notes, chalkiness, seashells, some oysters, volcanic minerals w/ fruit blossoms & withering yellow lilies.

The palate shows more reductive style than oxidized. Less pronounced bruised apple, bruised Bosc pear, well overripe pineapple, white citrus, marmalade, touch caramel, creamed soda, apple cider, understated honey notes, chalkiness, seashells, some oysters, volcanic minerals with fruit blossoms & withering yellow lilies. The acidy is quite nice. Very good; structure, length & balance. The long, beautiful, rich, finish is just what you’d expect from Krug.

Photos of, the outdoor bar with that view, whew, Nepenthe pumpkin, with the cell tower signal so bad & no wi-fi, they need a antique phone booth and the outdoor lounge/waiting area, complete with a ping pong table.

@Nepenthe Big Sur

Nov 3rd, 2018
Cody Short

Another day, another fantastic Krug split

Another day, another fantastic Krug split

Aug 19th, 2018
Mike R
9.3

Delicious and great starter

Delicious and great starter

Jul 6th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Toasted brioche, golden apples, exotic spices and ripe pear

Toasted brioche, golden apples, exotic spices and ripe pear

Jun 2nd, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Toasted brioche, golden apples, exotic spices and ripe pear

Toasted brioche, golden apples, exotic spices and ripe pear

May 12th, 2018
Matt Sterr

Big citrus rind note ona very weighty fran. Big and delicious...as usual.

Big citrus rind note ona very weighty fran. Big and delicious...as usual.

Apr 24th, 2018
Nick Davis

Jeroboam

Jeroboam

Mar 17th, 2018
Mike R
9.4

Just awesome / best smiles

Just awesome / best smiles

Mar 16th, 2018
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

10

Champagne! In victory one deserves it, in defeat one needs it.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Champagne! In victory one deserves it, in defeat one needs it.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Oct 11th, 2017
Mike Smith

Owner/Winemaker Myriad Cellars

9.3

Out of magnum

Out of magnum

Sep 22nd, 2017