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Krug Brut Rosé 23 Ème Édition Champagne

SKU #1446697 95 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Krug's releases have always shown a wonderful balance between fruit and maturity. This rosé, the 23rd blending, is no exception. The nutty character of a mature Champagne is there along with red fruits, intense acidity from Pinot Noir and impeccable balance at the end. The wine is ready to drink. (RV) Inner quote mark (3/2020)

94 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Krug Rosé has got darker over the years, a statement of intent perhaps, its significant 13% of macerated Pinot Noir sourced from a special plot in Ay. Despite this Chardonnay is the key shareholder in the blend, its 45% outweighing near equal measures of the two Pinots. Gravitas translates on the palate to cherry fruit and spice, herbs and hints of quince and rosemary; unashamedly complex for sure, gastronomically promising without a doubt. For all the power and glory, the wine is fresh, energetic and forward, its unrivalled pedigree immediately obvious for all to behold. (SF) Inner quote mark (6/2019)

94 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark The Krug Rosé '23ème Édition' is the deepest-colored release of this bottling that I can recall, as this wine since its debut has routinely been one of the most delicately-tinted examples of Rosé to be found in all of Champagne. However, the new release is quite a bit deeper salmon in color than previous iterations, though no less elegant and refined. Chef de Cave Eric Lebel and his team at Krug utilized a bit more still pinot noir in the blend this year than in past examples, which no doubt contributes to the slightly darker hue of this release. The new edition was disgorged in the spring of 2017 and includes a blend of vintages from 2011 all the way back to 2000. Because the base year of 2011 was far from typical, fully fifty-six percent of the cuvée this year is composed of reserve wines, with the final cépages working out to be forty-five percent chardonnay, twenty-nine percent pinot noir and twenty-six percent pinot meunier. The wine is aromatically stunning, soaring from the glass in a refined blend of cherries, a touch of tangerine, smoky overtones, rose petals, a beautiful base of gently salty soil elements, lovely and almost exotic spice tones and a hint of rye toast in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and exquisitely complex, with a lovely core of fruit, great soil signature, bright, seamless acids, pinpoint bubbles and great length and grip on the classy and gently vinous finish. Outstanding juice. (Drink between 2019-2050) 94+ Inner quote mark (5/2019)

94 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The NV Rosé 23ème Edition is wonderfully nuanced and layered, with lovely richness to play off a core of bright red berry fruit. Although not especially complex in this release, the Rosé offers lovely immediacy and tons of pure pleasure. Crushed berries, chalk, mint and white flowers are nicely softened in this super-expressive, beautifully persistent Rosé. A few more years in bottle will only help. The 23ème is a Champagne of pure and total pleasure. This release is based on 2011, with reserve wines back to 2000. (AG) Inner quote mark (7/2019)

94 points Wine & Spirits

Outer quote mark The base of this wine comes from the 2011 vintage, an early and challenging harvest, while a majority of the blend comes from reserve wines (56 percent). Those reserves, dating back to 2000, create a complex and fascinating rosé, deepened by 13 percent red wine from pinot noir. Its luscious red- berry flavors carry a range of exotic spices, from cumin to curry and black tea. There’s also an oyster-shell minerality, lifting all the succulent fruit so that the wine feels graceful. Inner quote mark (12/2019)

94 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark A creamy plushness accents this tightly meshed rosé Champagne, with rich hints of toasted nut and caffè crema underscoring the baked currant and apricot fruit flavors. Well-honed acidity focuses this through to the mouthwatering, chalk- and spice-laced finish. Disgorged spring 2017. (AN) Inner quote mark (11/2019)


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