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Krug 'Grande Cuvee' Brut NV

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NV | FRANCE | Champagne

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Snooth User: John Andrews
4.50 5

Great sparkling wine ... everything you expect. Nice toasty taste but bright, almost citrus, nose. Paired extremely well with sushi flavors. Wish I could have more ...

Snooth User: Caroline Henry
5.00 5

Elegant yet rich nose,complex yet very approachable champagne. It is said this Champagne aims to be the greatest expression of pleasure and it definitely is very wonderful to drink!

Snooth User: Erica Landin
5.00 5

What is there to say? Krug is Krug. Remí Krug has been quoted as saying "if the Grande Cuvée is a basic non-vintage champagne then Rolls Royce is just a car." Or something similar. So true. It may seem overpowering for some people (it's not a bubbly you drink without noticing), but few champagnes evoke such a longing gaze in a wine lover. Rich, complex, nutty and fabulous.

Snooth User: Dennis Lim
5.00 5

open for New Year 2017, still rich and buttery like how i love my wines :)

Snooth User: Dennis Lim
4.50 5

Tasted again for the New Year 2015. Honey notes, yet rich, savoury, buttery! Lives up to it's good name!

Snooth User: wes77royce
5.00 5

pinot noir, chardonay, pinot maunier colour - greenish tnge bouquet - peppper, gingerbread, green apple, lemon taste - very rich, very creamy,lime, nut fruit & oak complete barrel fermentation

Snooth User: wriskit
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Rich and authentic, very much the real thing, with some mushrooms, a hint of lemon curd and a thought-provoking depth from age. It’s a bit somber, but beautifully made. This has been a favorite of connoisseurs — and other winemakers — for many years because it gets everything right but isn’t showy.

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all enmeshed in a supple texture and graceful harmony. "\

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...Toasty, smoky aromas are joined by fresh lemon and orange tones, against a bright mineral background. Very fresh and bright for this wine, showing green apple and Anjou pear flavors complemented by subtle buttered toast tones that build with air. ... Stephen Tanzer. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. N.V. Krug Grande Cuvee 750ml

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With its minimum of six years’ bottle aging, this is a beautifully integrated, mature wine. It has a wonderful toast character, layered over sliced pears and ripe acidity. With its complex poise between lightness and richness, this remains an intensely impressive wine.

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Under the leadership of Henri Krug, the family name had become a synonym for perfectionism in Champagne. He and his brother Remi had inherited and sustained reserve stocks that still provide for nearly half of their multi-vintage Grande Cuvee. They also built up the estate to 75 acres of grand cru vineyards, including the purchase of the famed 306-year-old monopole, Clos du Mesnil, which now provides for their rare blanc de blancs. The symphonic complexity that defines Krug’s Grande Cuvee is there in the current release, a contrast of vibrant freshness and the deeper tone of reserve wines, delicate aromatic white fruit and richer mineral power. The layers meld together in what has become one of the great classics of Champagne. It’s a wine you can appreciate on its own or with a range of foods, from unadorned seafood from the raw bar, to roast poultry, veal or sweetbreads.

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Grande Cuvee has the depth, dimension and harmony of a grand cru Burgundy. In the tradition of Krug, the blending team layers those qualities with the complexity of a range of reserve wines from Krug’s deep stock. The details are impeccable, from the pinpoint bubbles to the perfect balance, which allows the flavors to merge into the texture, a weave of chalk into silk.

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Pale bronze. Knockout nose combines smoke, maple syrup, fennel, chlorophyll, ginger, nutmeg and orange oil, all buttressed by a pungent, gamey, brothy element. Wonderfully ripe, smooth and harmonious, with the wineandrsquo;s sheer thickness and sweetness of fruit perfectly balanced by rather powerful but integrated acids. Compelling yeast autolyis character gives this multi-vintage blend great complexity. Remarkably slow-building, palate-staining finish. Ultimately comes across as sweeter than the comparatively forbidding Clos du Mesnil but you canandrsquo;t get either one of these remarkable wines off your palate.

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Dietary Information: Organic

Closure: Cork

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Sugar: 750 ml grams per liter

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