Krug Grande Cuvee
The grandest of the Grande Marques.
Johann-Joseph Krug, who was born in Mainz, founded Champagne Krug in 1843, having previously worked at Jacquesson and marrying Adolphe Jacquesson’s sister-in-law. The Company is still controlled by the Krug family – Olivier Krug being the current incumbent – although ownership was sold to LVMH in 1999. Krug are the only House to barrel ferment all their wines – in “de-seasoned” 205 litre casks of Argonne oak. The rich Krug style also comes from prolonged lees ageing and the very high proportion of reserve wines in the blend.
Alcohol Volume: 12.5%
Tasting Notes: A big, boldly styled Champagne with smoky, earthy, pear, apple, and spicy aromas as well as flavors, loads of effervescence, and fine body and depth" Robert Parker 93 Points