Krug "Grande Cuvée Savoir-Faire" Brut Champagne (Disgorged 2007)

SKU #1146364 94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 (L1D211024): Bright yellow-gold. Expressive, toasty bouquet of poached pear, white peach and orange zest, with toasted nut and anise nuances adding complexity. Dry and focused on the palate, offering ripe orchard fruit, buttered toast and ginger flavors that gain weight with air. Shows a suave blend of richness and tension, finishing with excellent clarity and lingering smoke, nut and gingerbread flavors. I'll bet that this Champagne will be even better with another five to ten years of bottle age.  (12/ 2012)

94 points Wine Enthusiast

 With its minimum of six years’ bottle aging, this is a beautifully integrated, mature wine. It has a wonderful toast character, layered over sliced pears and ripe acidity. With its complex poise between lightness and richness, this remains an intensely impressive wine.  (12/ 2010)

K&L Notes

Krug's Grande Cuvee is a blend of multiple vintages; however, since 2011, they've added a disgorgement date code to bottles. Some of the above reviews above may refer to different specific disgorgement lots.

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By: Melissa Smith |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/3/2014  | Send Email
I'm a huge fan of Krug. This bottling is a mix of buttered toast and ginger with incredible clarity. A special occasion champagne for sure.

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France

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Alcohol Content (%): 12