Krug

Vintage Brut Champagne Blend

9.416 ratings
9.55 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

08 continuing to drink super well!

08 continuing to drink super well!

Nov 18th, 2023
Lee Pitofsky

08 definitely more open than on release!

08 definitely more open than on release!

Oct 29th, 2023
Lee Pitofsky

The first couple times I tried 08 I was definitely too quick to judge. It needs a ton of air, and it’s different from the rich, oxidative, nutty house style of the past, particularly the warm and ultra forward 2006, the previous release. 2008 is indeed young, tightly wound with a pulsating core of energy.

The first glass offers very little. Subdued, austere and youthfully reserved. But ensuing pours eventually unleash its core of powerful clean orchard fruit, coffee bean and grilled nuts. On the palate it continues to become so much more textural with crazy gains in weight, depth and fruit intensity as the night goes on. It really fills the mouth, saturating the palate with a satin-like texture, ripping citrusy acids and saline laced minerals that follow deep into its finish. Enjoyable now with enough air (needs 2 hours), but no doubt one to hold. To live forever.

The first couple times I tried 08 I was definitely too quick to judge. It needs a ton of air, and it’s different from the rich, oxidative, nutty house style of the past, particularly the warm and ultra forward 2006, the previous release. 2008 is indeed young, tightly wound with a pulsating core of energy.

The first glass offers very little. Subdued, austere and youthfully reserved. But ensuing pours eventually unleash its core of powerful clean orchard fruit, coffee bean and grilled nuts. On the palate it continues to become so much more textural with crazy gains in weight, depth and fruit intensity as the night goes on. It really fills the mouth, saturating the palate with a satin-like texture, ripping citrusy acids and saline laced minerals that follow deep into its finish. Enjoyable now with enough air (needs 2 hours), but no doubt one to hold. To live forever.

Feb 11th, 2023
Conrad Green

Precise and delicious. Bright flavors with great minerality. Surprisingly open and drinkable right now

Precise and delicious. Bright flavors with great minerality. Surprisingly open and drinkable right now

Nov 16th, 2022
Ron Siegel

So good we ordered 3 btls off their list at Walleys

So good we ordered 3 btls off their list at Walleys

Mar 2nd, 2024
Alan Snitow

Baby

Baby

Aug 26th, 2023
Joe Weinberger

Delicious, no doubt—but much too young. You can sense the complexity that is hidden underneath but it’s still a baby at this point.

Delicious, no doubt—but much too young. You can sense the complexity that is hidden underneath but it’s still a baby at this point.

Feb 15th, 2022
Dan
9.1

Rich honey, toast, chestnuts, green apple and lime. Excellent texture and vibrant acid.

Rich honey, toast, chestnuts, green apple and lime. Excellent texture and vibrant acid.

Dec 5th, 2021
Stanley Barrios

Stanley had this 2 years ago

Stanley had this 2 years ago

Jun 29th, 2022
John Van Trijp

John had this a month ago

John had this a month ago

Jan 25th, 2024