Grape: 43% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay, 22% Meunier
Tasting Notes: Citrus, Baked Bread, Nuts, Apple
The House was established in Reims in 1843, by Joseph Krug. Since 1843, six generations of the Krug family have enriched Joseph's vision of crafting the very best Champagne he could offer, every single year, regardless of annual variations in climate.
The 169th release is based on 146 lots from a whopping 11 vintages dating from 2013 back to 2000. It’s Krug's distinctive blend, made up of 40% aged reserve wines and 60% fresher vintages that endow the Grande Cuvée with such a complex range of flavors.
The palate is mouthwatering, rich, seamless, fresh, complex, and broad delivering flavors of lemon, orange, grapefruit, tart fresh apples, hazelnut, almonds, brioche, and honey with a light yeasty note. Excellent accompanying oysters, grilled shrimps, Indian or Moroccan food, as well as desserts such as tarte tatin and cheesecake.