This was interesting and unique. It has a deep golden/orange hue to it. I wondered if it was oxidized, but got no hint of that. Perhaps they left the juice in contact with the red grape skins. It is made from six varietals; Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Blanc, Petit Meslier and Arbane which is how Champagne was traditionally made in the 1800's. The nose is tight and never offered up a lot. Some baked apples, a bit of yeast. The palate, however, was explosive. It is slightly sweet and I was surprised to see the label said Brut. Mandarin oranges with a bit of ginger.
This has base wines from 1998 to 2010. It is comprised of 45% Pinot Noir, 39% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunie. Light yellow/gold in color. The nose is very nice with pears, toast and hay. Perhaps just the slightest note of oxidation. A beautiful creamy texture. Good acidity but not intense. On the palate, there is a nice citrusy quality over a mineral base. A long tart finish that leaves the impression of strawberries. This took a bit of time/air to open. Of course, Krug is magic and this wine lived up to its part.
This is a nice value in 1er Cru Champagne. It drinks very well right now. Light golden in color with a nice head of small bubbles. The nose is nice with a green apple note along with some faint toast qualities. In general, this is more on the austere side of Champagne which is not a bad thing. Plenty of acidity. Long finish. This was served to friends at the start of the evening along side some roasted chick peas and that proved a fine pairing a great start to the evening. I don't think this will improve and these bottles, purchased in the last year, should be drunk in the next year