Krug 2004 Champagne

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Champagne Krug Overview
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The potential for a Krug vintage champagne is identified during the blending of Krug Grande Cuvée. Once the non-vintage blend has been secured and all of the reserves earmarked, the wines displaying the most pronounced character of the vintage are blended to create the vintage champagne. After thirteen years ageing in the cellars, Krug 2004 has been released in 2017. The release of 2004 marks three consecutive vintages - the first such occurrence since the trilogy of 1988, 1989 and 1990.

Krug ID: 216022 | Each bottle of Krug 2004 has a Krug ID on the back label which enables you to discover the story of that very bottle. You can do so using the smartphone App or on the Krug website.

Weather: A crisp winter combined with a cold but bright spring ensured that Champagne endured a cold start to the year. The early summer months brought sunshine and warmth. The grapes were healthy and ripe during the harvest season in September. Cool nights and hot days created a balanced maturity that is evident in the resulting champagne, the highest maturity for a few years. The vintage has been named "Luminous Freshness" to express the music of an extremely bright and very fresh vintage.

News Article: Krug 2004 tasted alongside its respective Grande Cuvée Edition 160 NV. Read the full write-up here.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand & Premier Cru | Pinot Noir: Ambonnay, Aÿ, Bouzy, Mareuil-sur-Aÿ | Chardonnay: Avize, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger, Trépail, Villers-Marmery | Pinot Meunier: Coulommes-la-Montagne, Saint Gemme, Villevenard
Grape Varieties: 37% Pinot Noir, 39% Chardonnay, 24% Pinot Meunier
Ageing: 13 years on the lees
Disgorged: Spring 2016
Dosage: 6 g/L
Drink: 2017-2030

Tasting Note: Slightly light on the nose right after pouring; with few minutes in the glass it comes more forward with grapefruit, concentrated lemon and apricot. On the palate lots of depth and weight of fruit, great mouth-feel with fresh acidity and fruit-forward flavour. The mid palate is an abundance of apricots and nuttiness, beginning to show hints of brioche that will get bolder with age. Great length, real subtlety and a hint of salinity on the finish.
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Michael Edwards,
Decanter.com,
Sep 2017
96/100
“Fresh, zesty spiced lemon and citrus notes of top Meunier and elegantly built Chardonnay, with a hint of honeysuckle and spice. Supremely subtle mouthfeel, showing textural quince and plum flavours.Optimally ripe, not heavy, with magical, very Krug-like acidity. It's so fresh. From a fine Chardonnay year, it has the ideal blend of 39% Chardonnay, 37% Pinot Noir and 24% Pinot Meunier. Great potential.
Nick Baker,
TheFinestBubble.com,
Sep 2017
19/20
“Slightly light on the nose right after pouring; with few minutes in the glass it comes more forward with grapefruit, concentrated lemon and apricot. On the palate lots of depth and weight of fruit, great mouth-feel with fresh acidity and fruit-forward flavour and wow, what a backbone! Feel like its holding back at present has great weight of fruit and loveliness; apricots and nuttiness just starting to open and just hints of those brioche notes that come out with age. Great length, real subtlety and a hint of salinity on the finish. You can see this champagne ageing for 15-20 years. ”
Jancis Robinson MW,
JancisRobinson.com,
Sep 2017
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“ID 216022. 39% Chardonnay, 24% Meunier, 37% Pinot Noir. They thought this would be ready before the 2002, so they had some bottles disgorged in 2014. The 2004 growing season benefited from 2003 when there was such a small yield post frost that the vines built up reserves, meaning that 2004 was a very generous crop and selection was permitted.
Very pure and greenish straw. Savoury nose. Very dense but flyaway linseed nose. Quite rich on the palate. Tight knit. Very solid with baked-apple flavours. Lots of density. Called ‘luminous freshness’ by the Krug team. Masses of energy.
Drink 2017-2030”
Bought directly from Moët Hennessy, this is currently held in bond at Vinotheque in Burton-On-Trent, where it is cellared in ideal conditions and for same day deliveries small quantities are held in our London offices in a top of the range Eurocave
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