Krug: A Unique Vision

Vivian Liang | August 4, 2021

Krug has always kept a special place close to my heart. Though I have had many occasions to drink different Champagnes and explore different styles as a wine lover and wine professional, Krug's style is unique. Since 1843, the motto has been to showcase the most generous expression of Champagne as per Johann-Joseph Krug's vision. Let's explore it together!

Every release reminds us of how their signature Grande Cuvée is representing the perfect assemblage and balance. This year, the Krug Grande Cuvee Edition 169 is a blend of no less than 146 wines from 11 different past vintages. The youngest wine and backbone of this blend is from the 2013 vintage. The complexity, generosity, and expressive toastiness make it my favorite Non-Vintage available.

35% Chardonnay - 43% Pinot Noir - 22% Pinot Meunier

The bottle of Krug Vintage 2004 will entice you with delicacy, vibrancy, ginger, and citrus. Known for its longevity and subtlety, this could be kept in your cellar for decades.

39% Chardonnay - 37% Pinot Noir - 24% Pinot Meunier

The Krug Collection 1988 is part of a unique trilogy release - 1988, 1989, and 1990. Additional aging time on lees will give extra layers of complexity and aromatics compared to their vintage counterpart of the same year.

32% Chardonnay - 50% Pinot Noir - 18% Pinot Meunier

The Krug: Clos du Mesnil 2004 is the pure expression of this single plot of 1.84 hectares, which is entirely planted with Chardonnay. Generosity, roundness, freshness, and brown sugar feature strongly. Did you know you could drink this wine pairing it with the perfect music? This specific bottle is part of the “Krug Echoes” series, where the house has collaborated with composers and musicians to create tunes designed to enhance your sensory experience while drinking your unique bottle, such as Echo of Krug Clos du Mesnil by Henry Ozark.

100% Chardonnay