Sunday, June 15, 2008

Krug Grande Cuvee Brut Magnum

Krug, the King of Champagne has always been one of my favourite Champagne. I particularly like the toasty complex nose. This is my second bottle of Krug Magnum, the first being a 1975 Krug Magnum which was amazing. Many thanks to SH for bringing this bottle to kickstart the decadent night of fine wines.

Nose: Typical Krug, styled with brioche, toast and yeasty nose. Citrus backbone pretty apparent. I love to have this a tad warm to taste the complex nose.
Palate: Strong acidity, macho mouth feel. Nutty. Lingering citrus and toasty note on the palate. Lacking in some honeyed tones at this point compared to the vintage Krug

Write up from Krugs' website:
Champagne Krug was established in 1843, and specializes exclusively in producing exceptional prestige Champagnes. Krug is the only Champagne house still fermenting all its base wines in small oak casks, enabling the Champagne to develop intense bouquet and complex flavor. Krug also matures its Champagnes for 6 to 8 years to enhance flavors and texture.

Krug Grande Cuvee is a multi-vintage blend of up to 50 different wines from 6 to 10 different vintages, making it a Champagne of complexity, elegance and consistency, year after year. The wine critics unanimously judge Krug Grand Cuvee Brut superb: Wine Spectator 96, Tanzer 95, Parker 92,

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