This wine (or at least this bottle) seems to be a bit better than a prior bottle which is saying a lot. It mostly the difficult 2011 vintage but includes almost two hundred different wines going back to the 1995 vintage. Forty-two percent of the cuvée is made up of Reserve wines. The final blend is 47 % Pinot Noir, 36% Chardonnay and 17% Pinot Meunier.
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
Always a great wine, this luxury cuvee is one of the great wines of Champagne. A real treat to drink. Gold green in color with a lot of tiny bobbles. The nose is big and excellent with chalk, slight brioche, a bit of lemon cream, and slightly nutty. On the palate, this is a big wine but still very young. Great acidity. Lemons, slight vanilla, with lots of depth and complexity. A very long finish. This needs a few more years until peak but is delicious today. The score has a couple more points of upside possible. It easily has fifteen more years left at the top. It will go with ju
This is 45% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Meunier. A nice Champagne for the money. Light golden in color. A nice mousse of smaller bubbles. The nose has toast, yeast and a bit of lemons. On the palate, those flavors come thru. This needs some food as there is a bit of acidity here. Refreshing. Drink within the first few years of release.
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