Krug was established in 1843 and has since specialised in producing only prestige and specialised champagnes. Krug is the only firm still producing all its champagne in small oak casks, an essential element for developing Krug's intense bouquet and complex flavours. Today, Henri, Rémi and Olivier Krug, who supervise every step of production, tasting and blending, represent the 5th and 6th generations. With long periods of maturation (6-8 years), Krug champagne continues to age gracefully after release, developing an intensely rich, nutty flavour whilst remaining remarkably fresh.
An expressive nose reveals aromas of white peach, greengage and apple skin, with a lifted floral character of lemon blossom. A little richness appears from underneath with gentle notes of gingerbread and warm brioche tempting you in for the first sip. Tiny, persistent bubbles lead to an exquisitely fine mousse complemented by an abundance of energy, courtesy of a tightly wound acidity. Detailed flavours of gooseberry and lemon flint hold through to the back of the palate. This is superbly fresh considering disgorgement was in 2014, with great vinosity throughout. A perfect combination of richness and tension, it is an eloquent and delicious Champagne.