Krug Vintage 2006 Bottle size: 750ml

France, Champagne
R4,100
In stock
(Only 4 left)
97
AG
New
'The 2006 Krug Vintage is fabulous. Here the richness, breadth and texture of Pinot come through loud and clear in a Champagne that is classic Krug. Red plum, coffee, spice, baked apple tart and lemon confit all flesh out effortlessly in the glass. The ripeness of the year is evident, and yet the vibrancy of the Chardonnay lends so much energy. The 2006 can be enjoyed today, but also has the balance and stuffing to develop well for many years to come. This is a superb showing from the 2006. This is Krug ID: 118014. Drink 2021-2041.' – Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 97/100 (Sep 2020)

'As I reported when it was released, Krug's 2006 Brut is clearly one of the vintage's highlights. Offering up aromas of dried fruits, pear, freshly baked bread, caramelized apples, honeycomb and toasted sourdough, it's full-bodied, deep and layered, with superb concentration, racy acids and an impressively tightly wound profile for this demonstrative vintage. I observed last year that this is surprisingly reserved for the vintage, and if anything, that quality is even more in evidence today. While many 2006 Champagnes are likely to be at their best in their demonstrative youth, this is one wine unquestionably built for the long haul.Drink 2020-2045.' – William Kelley, Wine Advocate, 97/100 (Sep 2020)

'From the first whiff, the Krug 2006 has an alluring array of delectable scents, ranging from subtle notes of smoked almonds and flowers to gentle spices including curry and caraway. On the palate, the mouthfeel is generous and plush but has an underlying tannic tension to it, and finishes with a refreshing, nuanced bitter note. Its combination of freshness and power provide the right material to stay the distance of a decade or two. The blend comprises 48% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 17% Pinot Meunier. Disgorged end of 2018. Dosage: 4g/l. Drinking Window 2020 - 2040.' – Yohan Castaing, Decanter, 97/100 (Sep 2020)

'A stunner, with mouthwatering vibrancy and focus married to all of the opulence of a great 2006 Champagne. Richly fragrant, offering nutmeg, cardamom, jasmine, lemongrass, espresso and grilled nut notes enmeshed in a core of black currant and tangerine fruit flavors. Beautifully creamy and complex, this glides across the palate on the long, lasting finish. Disgorged Winter 2017-2018. Drink now through 2030.' – Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator, 97/100

'ID 118018. A vintage nicknamed 'capricious indulgence' by the Krug team. They explained that they selected wines that expressed the ample nature of the vintage rather than the best wines. The blend is of 250–270 different wines. More savoury than the Clos du Mesnil 2006 and with more obvious autolysis. The nose is decidedly steely and the palate somehow manages to be both firm and yet quite rich with a considerable undertow. This is a distinctly muscular champagne: big, bold and definitely approachable. I tried the open bottle again a couple of days later and the wine didn't seem to have changed much in bottle. drink 2020-2033.' – Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com, 18/20 (Sep 2020)

'At first sight, the intense golden colour promises round generosity. Very expressive and indulgent nose revealing yellow and dried fruit, toasted almonds, hazelnut, maple syrup, meringue and mandarin liqueur. On the palate it is generous, deep, ample and fresh with aromatic persistence and a long finish. It has notes of nougat, frangipane, pastry, tarte tatin, plenty of citrus with a beautiful finish on pink grapefruit skin.' – Winemaker
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Condition New
Blend information 48% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 17% Meunier
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Blend
Rating AG 97
Producer information Founded in 1843, Charles Krug is the 6th generation custodian of arguably the greatest sparkling wine producer on earth. Their flagship, prestige bottling is the non-vintage Grande Cuvée which makes up the majority of their production. Their latest Grande Cuvée is their 166th release – a blend of 140 wines from 13 different harvests between 1998 and 2010. This incredible blending process gives Krug its hallmark richness, complexity and amazing finesse.
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