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Champagne Krug is without question one of the finest Champagne Houses today.
To say that Krug is on a roll is an understatement.
Krug is at the pinnacle of the house's storied history. We are living during what is bound to be the finest days of Krug, as these are simply the greatest wines we have seen from this house in the past 50 years.
Krug is the sum of its leadership, talent and vintage conditions. Yet, it is the dogmatic discipline at Krug to create the best blended Champagne possible each year. It begins and ends with the Grande Cuvee. The production of this wine takes priority and center stage. No matter how great the vintage, no matter how small or bountiful the vintage, no matter how easy or hard… It is first and foremost all about the Grande Cuvee. The highly prized and rare single vineyard wines will always come second.
French wine critic, Michel Bettane sums Krug up wonderfully, stating:
Krug has always remained Krug. And Krug Grande Cuvée, edition after edition, remains an incredible palette of grape varieties, terroirs and different years with confounding harmony. None symbolises better than Krug Grande Cuvée this quest of perfection centered around the foundation itself of Champagne wine: blending.
Since the inception of the Edition listed on the front label of Krug, we now have greater transparency into the hard work and dedication the Krug family and team puts into the Grande Cuvee. It is self-evident the strides in quality and consistency that Krug is achieving.
The buzz on the 171st Edition is tremendous. The feedback we have received from collectors is very strong, and the reorder rate has been some of the fastest in years. Then in July, James Suckling published his soaring 99 point review on the 171st Edition of Grande Cuvee!
Krug is living up to the standards and philosophy laid out by founder Joseph Krug to perfection. Krug Grande Cuvee is consistently the finest blended Champagne on the market today and a spectacular expression of the ethos of Champagne Krug.