Behind every precious drop of Krug stands the dream of a visionary. One man who, long before others, understood that the essence of Champagne is pleasure. So, over 170 years ago, Joseph Krug broke with convention to follow his vision. To create the most generous expression of Champagne every year, regardless of climatic unpredictability. Joseph’s bold experiment proved a triumph and he succeeded in creating Champagne like never before. And like no other Champagne House since. To this day, the House of Krug lives and breathes his enduring philosophy, creating only prestige Champagnes since 1843.
The House of Krug decided to create a vintage for this particular year and named it “Vivacité Solaire” (Vivacious Radiance) to express the unexpected story of a hot year that surprised Krug with fruit, freshness, balance, expressiveness, vivacity and finesse all at the same time. Each Krug Vintage is crafted to be exceptional and different. Every vintage reveals the expression of a particular year with its distinct character and a special story to tell, captured uniquely by Krug. Each Krug Vintage is a blend of the most expressive wines of the year, enhanced by a stay of over ten years in our cellars.
A very youthful '95. Delicate. Intense aromas of ginger, citrus, candied berry and multigrain bread turn to honey, roasted almonds and graphite on the palate. It's all underscored by a precise structure and creamy texture. Its structure keeps it persistent through the long finish. A picture of precision and intensity. Drink now through 2025. Ranked #26 on Top 100 Wines of 2006. Rating: 98 Points; Wine Spectator
The grand finale to Olivier Krug’s awe-inspiring masterclass was the fabulous 1995 vintage, poured from magnum. It is one of four Krug vintages from the 1990s and it was one of the last wines which Olivier tasted with his father and grandfather. Today it is still going strong, with a primary and savoury nose of apricot and toast. On the palate this remains vigorous but mature, with oxidative notes of walnut oil, nougat and umami, as well as gingerbread, cappuccino, toast and candied fruits. There's lots of finesse and freshness and great length – a joy to drink now and for another 15 years at least. Rating: 96 Points; Decanter
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