Krug

Brut Champagne Blend

9.6157 ratings
9.543 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
Conrad Green

Bright, lovely. Focussed. Very fine mousse and notes of lemon. Slate, white flowers. Really vigorous but subtle and finessed. Great stuff.

Bright, lovely. Focussed. Very fine mousse and notes of lemon. Slate, white flowers. Really vigorous but subtle and finessed. Great stuff.

Jan 1st, 2022
Conrad Green

Subtle on the nose- yellow flowers and limestone. It grows on the palate and has a great, defined mid palate. Really subtle yet intense. sophisticated and delicious. Wow.

Subtle on the nose- yellow flowers and limestone. It grows on the palate and has a great, defined mid palate. Really subtle yet intense. sophisticated and delicious. Wow.

Jul 2nd, 2021
Conrad Green

Wow. A seductive, gentle nose with beautiful balance. Limestone, saltiness, some lime and slate. On the palate just exquisite. A slight sweetness, fresh, complex and subtle with a touch of sandalwood on the finish. This is so complete and classy and in a very good place.

Wow. A seductive, gentle nose with beautiful balance. Limestone, saltiness, some lime and slate. On the palate just exquisite. A slight sweetness, fresh, complex and subtle with a touch of sandalwood on the finish. This is so complete and classy and in a very good place.

Jun 5th, 2021
Lee Pitofsky

Absolutely knockout nose. Ultra complex, vibrant and layered. Pastry cream, butterscotch, caramel apple, baking spices and citrus blossoms. Wonderfully persistent finish showing impeccable purity, lift and intensity. It’s a perfect Champagne.

Absolutely knockout nose. Ultra complex, vibrant and layered. Pastry cream, butterscotch, caramel apple, baking spices and citrus blossoms. Wonderfully persistent finish showing impeccable purity, lift and intensity. It’s a perfect Champagne.

Sep 15th, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.7

Now, this is a Champagne worthy of my last year in my current decade.

It’s not inexpensive but, there’s a reason for that.

From the moment I put my nose to the glass, I got a a sense of warm, inviting delicacy. There is; cream, soft ginger, fall green apples, mango, guava, slightly sour lemons, lime zest/candy, perfectly, ripe pineapple, white peach, green melons, lightly bruised pear, marmalade jam, as soft as white spice can be, grey volcanics, good chalkiness, vanillin, sea spray, lovely, melted caramel notes, yeast, bread dough to baguette crust, non funky cheese rind, toast, silvered almonds to nut skin with white & lilies, jasmine and spring flowers.

The palate enters like Tango dancers & cross-fades into ballet. Perfect richness, mousse & micro-oxygenation with gentle, absolute, perfect acidity. The minerality is fine, delicate & straight up in my wheelhouse. Cream, understated, melted butter, ginger, fall, Granny Smith apples, mango, guava, slightly sour lemons, lime zest/ peel/candy, perfectly, ripe pineapple, white peach, peach, tangerine, green melons, lightly bruised pear, some apple cider, marmalade jam, honeysuckle, herbaceousiness, a shade of mint, as soft as white spice can be, delicate, grey volcanics with limestone, good chalkiness, vanillin, sea spray, lovely, melted caramel notes, yeast, bread dough to baguette crust, non funky cheese rind, toast, silvered almonds to nut skin with, orange blossoms, white & lilies, jasmine and spring flowers. The long, amazing, well balanced finish is simply Mozart.

The 02 is a blend of 39% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay & 21% Pinot Meunier. This bottle spent at least 12 years in Krug's cellars, receiving its cork in autumn 2014.

Photos of; the House of Krug, their very tall & countless stainless steel tanks they hold still wine(s), fermenting or library bottles in their caves & Krug Clos du Mesnil Vineyard.

Now, this is a Champagne worthy of my last year in my current decade.

It’s not inexpensive but, there’s a reason for that.

From the moment I put my nose to the glass, I got a a sense of warm, inviting delicacy. There is; cream, soft ginger, fall green apples, mango, guava, slightly sour lemons, lime zest/candy, perfectly, ripe pineapple, white peach, green melons, lightly bruised pear, marmalade jam, as soft as white spice can be, grey volcanics, good chalkiness, vanillin, sea spray, lovely, melted caramel notes, yeast, bread dough to baguette crust, non funky cheese rind, toast, silvered almonds to nut skin with white & lilies, jasmine and spring flowers.

The palate enters like Tango dancers & cross-fades into ballet. Perfect richness, mousse & micro-oxygenation with gentle, absolute, perfect acidity. The minerality is fine, delicate & straight up in my wheelhouse. Cream, understated, melted butter, ginger, fall, Granny Smith apples, mango, guava, slightly sour lemons, lime zest/ peel/candy, perfectly, ripe pineapple, white peach, peach, tangerine, green melons, lightly bruised pear, some apple cider, marmalade jam, honeysuckle, herbaceousiness, a shade of mint, as soft as white spice can be, delicate, grey volcanics with limestone, good chalkiness, vanillin, sea spray, lovely, melted caramel notes, yeast, bread dough to baguette crust, non funky cheese rind, toast, silvered almonds to nut skin with, orange blossoms, white & lilies, jasmine and spring flowers. The long, amazing, well balanced finish is simply Mozart.

The 02 is a blend of 39% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay & 21% Pinot Meunier. This bottle spent at least 12 years in Krug's cellars, receiving its cork in autumn 2014.

Photos of; the House of Krug, their very tall & countless stainless steel tanks they hold still wine(s), fermenting or library bottles in their caves & Krug Clos du Mesnil Vineyard.

Mar 28th, 2020
Conrad Green

What a gorgeously supple wine. Sweet fruit at the front. A lovely toasty and bready yellow-flowered middle. Good acidity and a long finish. This is really good but young and still has a long way ahead. We opened 4 hours before drinking. One for the ages

What a gorgeously supple wine. Sweet fruit at the front. A lovely toasty and bready yellow-flowered middle. Good acidity and a long finish. This is really good but young and still has a long way ahead. We opened 4 hours before drinking. One for the ages

Jan 31st, 2020
Nick Apone

2002

2002

Aug 21st, 2019
Conrad Green

Very fresh and bright on the nose. Lifted sherbet lemon and steely acid. On the palate great clarity and cut with real sharp edges and lovely poised midpalate. This is a pup but has excellent material.

Very fresh and bright on the nose. Lifted sherbet lemon and steely acid. On the palate great clarity and cut with real sharp edges and lovely poised midpalate. This is a pup but has excellent material.

Feb 20th, 2019
Henrik Poulsen

A bit more fresh than the last bottle so a 95+ for me.

A bit more fresh than the last bottle so a 95+ for me.

Jan 26th, 2019
Conrad Green

Sweet and lifted. Super pretty with a great rounded powerful core of steely fruit. Detailed and coiled. Tight now but sooo pretty

Sweet and lifted. Super pretty with a great rounded powerful core of steely fruit. Detailed and coiled. Tight now but sooo pretty

Nov 2nd, 2018