Krug Brut Rosé Champagne
Rich and smoky, with a range of savory dried herb, tea rose and curry spice notes layered with flavors of black cherry, date, ground coffee and candied orange peel. Firm, mouthwatering acidity integrates effortlessly with the flavors and silky texture, making it hard to distinguish a soloist's highlight among the symphony's vibrant whole. Drink now through 2025.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright pink. Sexy, highly perfumed nose displays fresh raspberry and blood orange, rose oil and Asian spices, along with a bright mineral undertone. Taut, focused red fruit flavors are deeply concentrated but shockingly delicate and precise, with a suave note of smoky minerals adding interest to the back end. Impressively blends power and finesse, finishing with strong cut and floral persistence.
Beautifully toasted, with impressive apricot and orange peel on the nose. Crisp, dry and delicate, but still forceful enough to make a statement. The flavors run toward citrus, and at this point in time they’re a bit lean and restrained; will age well for a number of years.
This blend of great vintages is perhaps the most consistently great pink wine in the world. Effortless, subtle and elegant, this is not a bottle of wine that is ever flashy or showy. Every time I have had it seems to just vanish without refilling the flutes. The refined strawberry notes and haunting Pinot Noir fruit always seem to take a back seat to the company and the conversation when I have drunk it, but the memory of each experience is as vivid as yesterday. Every lover of the good things in life should try this masterpiece at least once. It is the ultimate rosé! (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer)