Very delicate, pale pink hue, tending to rose-gold. Very savoury smoky, strawberry aromas, fresh and alive. The palate seems sweeter than the other Krug wines, but still savoury and dry and delicate. There is great intensity and power on the palate, and tremendous length, the flavour reverberating long after the wine has gone. A superb rosé.
97 points, Huon Hooke (May 2016)
Of all the Krug wines, I enjoyed this the most.
Strawberry and rosy perfume, exotic spices, subtle yeasty smell. Small red fruit flavour, ultra-fine minerally/saline feel, delightful mouth perfume, well rounded and juicy, but fine feeling and not sweet. Super long dry finish. Impossible not to quaff or drink lustily. If only it were not so expensive. 96 points for quality, perhaps 97 for sheer pleasure.
96 points, Gary Walsh (May 2016)
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.
95 points, Wine Spectator (October 2016)
Located 150 km east of Paris, Champagne is the French wine region renowned for producing the finest, most rich and complex sparkling wines in the world. The elegance, longevity and racy acidity of these wines are attributed to the influence of the chalky soils of the region and the cool, marginal continental climate. The region spans an area of 35,000 ha and has 4 main growing areas, each favouring one of the three noble Champagne varieties; Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Champagne has a vineyard quality hierarchy based on the soils, aspect and overall quality of the grapes. Like Burgundy, these quality designations are allocated to the vineyards of the village. Of the 319 villages of Champagne, 17 have Grand Cru status and 44 villages are designated Premier Cru. All Champagne is produced by Traditional Method. The vast majority of Champagne is a blend of the three varieties and may also be a blend of several vintages producing the popular Non Vintage (NV) house styles. Top quality blends from exceptional years are sold as Vintage (Millésime) Champagne.