Why wait for a crowd to celebrate in style, when you can indulge in your extravagant tastes any day of the week. This half-bottle showstopper is the perfect way to tiptoe into elegance whenever the mood hits. You may just want a few on hand for when you're really feeling fancy.
“For me, Krug is more than a Champagne. It is a word that stands for artistry, tradition, craftsmanship, and moments of pure pleasure. All Krug’s wines are small masterworks.” – Richard Juhlin These guys understand the weight of expectation. That's why they only produce top-drawer offerings. The house style is decadent, heady and well structured. No wonder they've been a benchmark in Champagne for such a long time, as in dating back to 1843. Krug Champagne was started by Joseph Krug and crafts its classic bubbly from mostly Reims - one of the region's most renowned cities and most famous wine growing areas. Joseph's vision was to offer the experience of exceptional pleasure and good living. Sip after sip, bottle after bottle and decade after decade, the sparklers of the Krug name have wowed tasters. Today his successors carry on with the utmost respect for quality and tradition with an array of wines, all of which celebrate their difference of terroir and expression, each united by their superb quality. You've tasted the rest, how about one of the best?
The NV Brut Grande Cuvee emerges from the glass with freshly cut flowers, almonds, pastry and spices. This is a relatively floral, bright Grande Cuvee with fewer of the oxidative qualities that are typical of the house style. According to Krug's ID Code, this bottle is based on the 2004 vintage, which explains the wine's tense, taut personality. Another year or two on the cork will only help the wine gain expressiveness and depth. Today, the Grande Cuvee is quite reticent and not showing the full breadth of its personality.