Krug Rose Brut Champagne NV [3-LITER] (Champagne, France) - [JS 96] [WS 95] [WE 94]  [VM 94]

Krug Rose Brut Champagne NV [3-LITER]
(Champagne, France) - [JS 96] [WS 95] [WE 94] [VM 94]

Regular price $4,000.00 Sale price $2,869.99 Save $1,130.01

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Krug Rosé is pure provocation – a sensual, extravagant champagne that seamlessly fuses the intensity and elegance of the Krug style with an excitement all its own.

Krug Rosé’s pale pink-gold colour and exquisitely fragrant bouquet are the prelude to an abundance of fresh, exotic flavours.
Wild berries – Ginger – Pepper – Quince jelly – Peony

Krug Rosé is a sublime demonstration of the Krug art of blending. Its vibrant personality is brought to life by combining a small quantity of precisely selected, skin-fermented Pinot noir grapes with traditionally fermented Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Pinot meunier. In any one year, the blend includes a significant amount of reserve wines to ensure a consistent harmony of style.

Krug Rosé was, to say the least, eagerly awaited. For years before the decision to produce one, Krug lovers around the world had been clamouring for Krug to create a rosé in its own style. Initially, both Henri and Rémi Krug were somewhat anti-rosé, believing it to be a gimmick, but eventually – encouraged by the superb harvest of 1976 – they launched a secret experiment. Pinot noir grapes were briefly macerated on their skins, then blended with traditionally fermented Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Pinot meunier, as well as a proportion of reserve wines. Typically of Krug, the taste determined the style of production, and the beautiful pink-gold colour was a natural consequence.

In 1983, a few bottles were brought up from the cellars, and Henri and Rémi Krug served the first glass to their father, Paul Krug II, who had known nothing of the experiment. Just one sip swept away all their hesitations, for this was a champagne so thrillingly fresh, so seductively silky-smooth, spilling over with notes of wild berries, exotic spices and concentrated flowers, that it represented a complete break with convention. Krug at last had its Rosé.

Ratings & Reviews

96 Points - James Suckling:
"Super fresh and bright with musky red fruit aromas as well as gently marzipan scented biscuits on the nose; spices all here too. Great complexity and depth, really elegant, assertive and deep. Long and even, superb depth through the finish. Great wine. Drink young and precocious. " (July 2015)

95 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Pale copper in color, this richly expressive rosé shows an overall sense of finesse, but also well-defined tension between the vibrant acidity and finely detailed mousse that carries flavors of dried white cherry and apricot, Mandarin orange peel, espresso and honey, with an expansive finish of exotic clove and cardamom spice. Disgorged winter 2013. Drink now through 2021." –AN (Oct 31, 2016)

94 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"This is an onion-skin-colored wine, ripe and showing some maturity as well as rich red and citrus fruits. It is beautifully balanced, the pure, crisp fruit elegantly integrated into the lightly mineral texture. This stylish bottling is ready to drink." - RV (12/1//2016)

94 Points - Vinous Media:
"(roughly 50% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier; I.D. 213027; LLSPPK): Pale orange. A highly perfumed bouquet displays scents of blood orange, redcurrant and gingerbread, plus spicy oak and floral nuances. Juicy, dense and spicy on the palate, with a smoky mineral quality lifting and sharpening the sappy citrus fruit and red berry flavors. Shows noteworthy intensity on the finish, which leaves notes of orange zest, candied rose and toasted notes behind. This Champagne's balance of power and vivacity is pretty impressive." - Josh Raynolds (Jan 2015)