Wine Advocate: 96+ Points
The NV Rosé 27ème Edition much like the Grande Cuvée 171ème Edition was created based on the 2015 vintage and is complemented with 38 reserve wines sourced from nine different years (which makes up 55% of the blend). The youngest reserve wine dates back to 2015 while the oldest goes all the way back to 2005. Additionally the blend includes 10% Pinot Noir sourced from Aÿ and Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. This delightful rosé boasts a stunning fresh bouquet of peony blueberry grapefruit blood orange warm biscuits and spring flowers. It has a medium to full-bodied texture and is both tense and crystalline with a delicate yet concentrated structure and a salty lingering and mouthwatering finish. I find the mid-palate particularly fascinating as it is both fleshy and delicate. This lively and pure Champagne rosé from Krug is made up of 57% Pinot Noir 23% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier. Krug has just released two cuvées: the Grande Cuvée 171st edition an exploration of the large universe of Krug and the 27th edition of Krug Rosé. The Grande Cuvée 171ème Edition is built around the 2015 vintage but ?the Chardonnays and Meuniers showed a little restraint? said cellar master Julie Cavil. So she included the 2008 2013 and 2014 vintages to bring vivacity and tension. Furthermore the cuvée has been enhanced by adding 131 wines from 12 different years the youngest of which is the 2015 of course and the oldest dating back to 2000. The Krug Rosé 27ème Edition is a blend of 57% Pinot Noir 23% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier. It too was built around the 2015 vintage with 55% of various reserve wines. This is a rosé champagne that is quite distinctive in the Krug world for its flamboyance and vibrancy but it will have to be cellared for a few years before it can be fully appreciated. Published: Jun 15 2023
Wine Spectator: 96 Points
A graceful Champagne deftly integrating a firm spine of mouthwatering acidity with a finely detailed texture and an expansive range of flavors including chopped almond black cherry and apricot fruit pink grapefruit peel and accents of sea salt ground ginger and white peppercorn that crackle on the palate. Shows lovely precision and expression with a long racy finish. Pinot Noir Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Disgorged winter 2021. Drink now through 2030. From France.?A.N.
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