- Grande Cuvée, Vintage 2000, Vintage 1998
- Ships From:
- New Jersey
- New York
Description: Established in 1843 by Joseph Krug, this house produces what are arguably the most prestigious champagnes in the world. With grapes selected and tasted from hundreds of individual plots, Krug seeks to weave the unique nuances from meticulously tended vineyards into pleasurable champagnes with beautiful character and unmatched aging potential.
In this collection:
One bottle of KRUG Grande Cuvée (95 points)
One bottle of KRUG Vintage 2000 (95 points)
One bottle of KRUG Vintage 1998 (98 points)
Your selection will arrive in an elegant Krug Hatbox
95 points, Wine Spectator
Why to buy: Because the methodology Krug has developed and implements each year to craft their Grande Cuvée is nothing shy of extraordinary and inspiring. A blend of more than 120 wines from ten or more different vintages, a Grande Cuvée is born after rigorous rounds of tasting and one magical moment when, after weeks of reviewing notes and scores, hundreds of beautiful wines are harmonized into a single spectacular symphony.
Nose, palate and pairing: Aromas of blooming flowers, dried fruit, marzipan and gingerbread. Flavors of hazelnut, nougat, almonds, brioche and honey on the palate. This champagne compliments a fantastic range of flavors from savory winter stews, to truffled pasta to a board of aged cheese and charcuterie.
95 points, Wine Spectator
Why to buy: The 2000 harvest was bountiful with astoundingly rich grapes from the unusually chaotic weather. This wine appropriately represents the promise of new millennium since it’s bright young and will age beautifully over the next two decades.
Nose, palate and pairing: Caramel, hazelnut and freshly baked pastry on the nose with a palate of citrus fruit and white flowers and a long, persistent finish. Fabulous with roasted fruit desserts, caramelized scallops, rich gravies and sweet and sour sauces.
98 points, Wine Spectator
Why to buy: A year of wonderful Chardonnay grapes, this elegant champagne is only the second in history where Chardonnay dominates the blend. It has unmatched precision and length that has been enhanced by over a decade in the cellar. This champagne has extraordinary aging potential.
Nose, palate and pairing: Orange peel, bread, hazelnuts open the bouquet that will begin to reveal cocoa and gingerbread. Candied citrus, pepper and ginger bread on the palate. Pair this champagne with simply prepared fish as well as spicy, exotic dishes from Thailand or India.