The Krug MV is always a stellar wine but this edition is based on 2011 which was a very difficult vintage.  It also includes almost two hundred different wines going back to the 1995 vintage.   Forty-two percent of the cuvée is made up of Reserve wines.  This wine is stellar.   It has 47 % Pinot Noir, 36% Chardonnay and 17% Pinot Meunier.  Light pale gold in color.  Lots of tiny bubbles.  The nose has lemons, brioche and slight smoke.  On the palate, those flavors come thru.  It takes a bit of time to open though.  Good acidity.  With air some green apples come out.  Lots of energy here but more focused and concentrated.  Long finish.  This needs a couple of years to settle down a bit.  It should improve a bit and also be good for another ten to fifteen more after that.  It will go with almost any food.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
96
Current Price: 
$160.00USD

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