Krug 2006 Vintage, Champagne, France
Krug 2006 Brut Vintage, Champagne (with Gift Box)
Winemaker/Chef du Cave: Eric Lebel
Krug Champagne was founded by Josef Krug in 1843 after leaving a prestigious post at another Champagne House. He refused to believe that great champagne could only be made in vintage years, and set out to offer the best champagne every year, regardless of climatic conditions. By selecting specific parcels of fruit within vineyards and vinifying them individually in wood and stainless steel barrels, the winemaker is able to pull together the best possible wines from each vintage to create his final blend.
Grape Varieties: 345% Pinot Noir from Montagne de Reims Nord Sud and Les Riceys, 35% Chardonnay, 20% Meunier from Leurvrigny and Sainte- Gemme.
Vinification/Oak Usage: The champagne has aged for 12 years in the cellar.
97 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: Combining subtleness with complexity, the coolish Krug 2004 Brut opens with a highly elegant, fascinatingly clear, bright and refreshing bouquet of ripe (apple) fruits. Dense and round, with a delicate mineral soul, the pure but perfectly balanced 2004 reveals great finesse and weightless elegance with a long and round finish. This is a gorgeous Krug vintage that is 14 years old but still on the rise. (11/2018)