Krug

Vintage Brut Champagne Blend

9.529 ratings
9.69 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

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.

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.

Oct 11th, 2019
Brian Szluk

White flowers, Mandarin orange, dried lemon peel, dried lime zest, cream and pastry crust. Evolves into candy cap mushroom, wet leaves, wet stone, super high acidity. Like to see this one evolve.

White flowers, Mandarin orange, dried lemon peel, dried lime zest, cream and pastry crust. Evolves into candy cap mushroom, wet leaves, wet stone, super high acidity. Like to see this one evolve.

May 26th, 2019
Jake Hajer

Huge and toasty without oxidative qualities. Balanced and full. Krug!

Huge and toasty without oxidative qualities. Balanced and full. Krug!

Dec 2nd, 2018
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

9.4

It’s really difficult to achieve power and elegance at the same time but this wine achieves it beautifully. Still a baby, it should continue to improve over the next 5-10 years. 39% Chardonnay, 37% Pinot Noir and 24% Meunier. The 1st time Chardonnay has dominated the blend. 11 years on lees; 5g/L dosage

It’s really difficult to achieve power and elegance at the same time but this wine achieves it beautifully. Still a baby, it should continue to improve over the next 5-10 years. 39% Chardonnay, 37% Pinot Noir and 24% Meunier. The 1st time Chardonnay has dominated the blend. 11 years on lees; 5g/L dosage

Sep 24th, 2018
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

9.7

I mean come on...rich, opulent, stunning

I mean come on...rich, opulent, stunning

Apr 25th, 2018
Mike Saviage

Light gold, nicely effervescent in the glass. Notes of lemon, chalk and a little toast. Creamy in the mouth. This is just getting started.

Light gold, nicely effervescent in the glass. Notes of lemon, chalk and a little toast. Creamy in the mouth. This is just getting started.

Jan 28th, 2018
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

Krug's 2004 is a total stunner. What a Champagne. Vastly superior to the consistently underwhelming 2002 and the best Krug Vintage since 1996....

Krug's 2004 is a total stunner. What a Champagne. Vastly superior to the consistently underwhelming 2002 and the best Krug Vintage since 1996....

Sep 14th, 2017
Graham Jenkins

Omg dying this is so delicious... Clean finish, apple notes, but so so smooth

Omg dying this is so delicious... Clean finish, apple notes, but so so smooth

Aug 2nd, 2019
Mike Evans

Razor sharp acidity and minerality at the core, on the linear side at the moment but with enough flesh on the bones to keep it from being too austere. Right now it is better with food than on its own, but just sipping it still delivers plenty of pleasure.

Razor sharp acidity and minerality at the core, on the linear side at the moment but with enough flesh on the bones to keep it from being too austere. Right now it is better with food than on its own, but just sipping it still delivers plenty of pleasure.

Dec 5th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Lee had this a month ago

Lee had this a month ago

Sep 24th, 2019