(ID 112001, LLLMDW): Light yellow-gold. Highly aromatic bouquet of fresh tangerine, candied fig, pear skin and ginger, plus a smoky mineral overtone. Tangy, precise and concentrated, offering a complex blend of citrus and orchard fruit and floral flavors underscored by chalky minerality. Juicy, tightly focused, youthfully angular Champagne, with nervy acidity adding cut to the long, sappy finish. I can see why some long-time Krug fans might be perplexed by this bottling but I think that it will be a really outstanding bottle with another five-plus years of cellaring.
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Simply the Best.......
I have consumed LR Cristal, too acidic; Dom P, nice but......; PJ Belle Epoque Vintage and Rose, lush but still not the complete package; Krug Vintage 1988, fantastastic but still something missing; Krug NV, they don't call it the Prince of Champagne for nothing, quite simply the best ever for ever. I always have 6 bottles just in case. Bring it into your life you will be richer for it. Enjoy. xx
I once had better than this...in a different bottle of NV Krug! Retains fine, tiny bubbles for a long time. Supremely long-long-long, chalky, tart finish.
Best bottle champagne I've ever had, hands-down!
This bottle is outstanding! The finish goes on for a good 45-60 seconds - creamy, hints of nut and vanilla, and smooth as could be. For a special occasion, I recommend NV Krug Grande Cuvee highly.
This one was an eye opener for me. Dennis at Gary's in Bernardsville talked me into buying Krug for my anniversary and I can't even begin to tell you how good it was! This is the richest, most flavorful Champagne I have ever had! I checked around and Gary's had the best price so I bought 6 more bottles for when we are on vacation at the shore.
This was a great champagne, no question about it, but people had been telling me how great it was. I had these great expectations about this champagne and it did not fulfill them as much as I expected. Maybe it is that I am not as experienced tasting upper end champagnes but Dom Perignon and Gosset have been better for my taste
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