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.
At first sight, the beautiful light golden colour promises radiant freshness. The nose begins with an expressive bouquet of ginger, candied citrus and quince, followed by richer notes evoking lemon meringue tart, plum and mirabelle. On the palate, a very balanced Champagne with light notes of brioche and honey giving way to an array of fresh citrus, including oranges, lemons and mandarins, enhanced by a very elegant finish.
Krug leaves other great champagnes in its wake, as it fills the senses to overflowing. A blend of 48% pinot noir, 35% chardonnay and 17% pinot meunier; 12 years on tirage. It has an incredibly complex play between berry fruits and spicy brioche flavours and it's hard to imagine a better structured and balanced wine. Date Tasted: Nov 2020; Rating: 99 Points & Top 100 Wines for 2020; James Halliday Wine Companion
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