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Krug Grande Cuvée Champagne Sharing Set NV

The Experience

Drink When...
A special occasion!
Listen To...
The Specials
Think About...
The time is now
Drink With...
Forest truffle chicken

The Oddbins Take

Let's be honest, when we invest in a bottle of luxury champagne, it's not only the booze we're buying. We're making a statement. And there’s nothing wrong with that. We're saying 'this is a special moment (or maybe just 'we are special people…'), and we need something special to mark it'. But what to choose to avoid the clichéd and eschew the bling? How about Krug Grande Cuvée, with its blend of up to 120 vintage wines making it not only utterly fabulous, but taking it 'beyond the concept of vintage'? Special enough for you? OK, how about with two tailor-made, elegant Riedel flutes? And spellbinding flavours of toasted barley, marzipan, apple blossom and lemon zest? Thought that ought to do it.

The Vital Statistics

Country
France
Region
Champagne
Classification
AOC Champagne
Drink
Can Be Enjoyed Now - At Its Best Between 10 & 15 Years Old
Closure
Cork
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
12.0%
Alcohol Units
9

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The Style

Grape
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

Born in 1800 in Mainz, Germany, Joseph Krug worked as a commercial traveller and finally settled in Paris in 1834. He took work with Jacquesson, the top Champagne house of the day, and soon became a partner also marrying into the dynasty. At 42, he founded Krug et Compagnie with the backing of Hippolyte de Vivès, a well-regarded merchant from Reims, and began to build a large reserve of wines from distinctive plots of land, with a view to blending deluxe cuvée Champagne from one year to the next without being beholden to climate treachery.

Subsequent generations continued to develop Joseph's vision, and in the 1970s, brothers Henri and Remy Krug began to develop a Krug style rosé from Pinot Noir grapes. Their father Paul gave it his blessing upon blind tasting it in 1983 and it went into commercial production shortly afterwards.

As you taste it, notes of toasted bread, hazelnut, nougat, barley sugar and jellied fruits surprise and delight. This is followed up by hints of apples still on the tree, flowers in bloom, ripe and dried fruit, almonds, marzipan, gingerbread, sweet spices and even brioche and honey.

It has an exceptional freshness in the mouth, with rich and tangy flavours of lemon and grapefruit enhanced by the subtlety of its fine and elegant bubbles. Krug Grande Cuvée can age beautifully.