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Krug Les Creations 2004

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Description & Technical Information
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This Limited Edition Krug Les Creations is a decadent celebration of one of Champagne's superb vintages. This case includes three 75cl bottles of Krug Grande Cuvée Edition 160 NV (based on 2004) and three 75cl of Krug 2004.

Weather in 2004: 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.

Krug Grande Cuvée 160th Edition NV (2004) | Krug ID: 212018
blend of 121 wines from twelve vintages: the oldest being 1990 and the youngest 2004. Reserve wines lend harmony to Edition 160, completing the blend without modifying the predominant characteristics of the year.
Grape Varieties: 44% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay, 23% Meunier
Base Vintage: 2004
Reserve Wine: 35%
Ageing: 7 years on the lees
Disgorged: Spring 2012
Dosage: 6 g/l

Krug 2004 | Krug ID: 216022
The vintage has been named "Luminous Freshness" to express the music of an extremely bright and very fresh vintage.
Grape Varieties: 37% Pinot Noir, 39% Chardonnay, 24% Meunier
Ageing: 13 years on the lees
Disgorged: Spring 2016
Dosage: 6 g/L

Each bottle of Krug 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.

Krug Les Creations 2004 includes six 75cl bottles as described, presented in a beautifully crafted and branded wooden case (as shown in the picture on the left).

See expert reviews below for tasting notes.
Champagne Krug Overview
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Expert Reviews
18.5/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“Tasted blind. Greenish hint. Intellectual, intriguing nose that’s more evolved than its pair (the 2002). Really classy stuff on the nose. Hint of mushrooms. Great energy, lift and zest. Tight and fresh. A little richness. Very delicate mousse. Dry finish. Krug? ”
96/100
Michael Edwards
“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.”
19/20
Nick Baker
“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. ”
97+/100
Antonio Galloni
“Krug's 2004 Vintage is absolutely mesmerizing. Layers of bright, chiseled fruit open up effortlessly as the wine fleshes out with time in the glass. Persistent and beautifully focused, with a translucent sense of energy, the 2004 captures all the best qualities of the year. Moreover, the 2004 is clearly superior to the consistently underwhelming 2002 and the best Krug Vintage since 1996. Readers who can find it should not hesitate, as it is a magical bottle.”
18.5/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“ID 212018. Disgorged spring 2016. 44% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay, 23% Pinot Meunier. Named ‘Luminous Freshness’. Based on 2004. The beautiful weather in harvest time from mid September to early October made 2004 a generous year following the challenging extremes and limited yields of 2003. This is a blend of 121 wines from 12 different years, the oldest from 1990 and the youngest from 2004. Very broad and ripe. Much less tense than most. Very accessible. Masses of bruised fruit pleasure. Much less freshness than most. And a little shorter? This tasted relatively mature.”
19/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“ID 214031. This will be re-released this year along with Krug 2004. The re-release will have had longer on the lees than the original release. The re-release may be disgorged later than the sample on which this very enthusiastic tasting note is based.
Smooth and jazzy and utterly swallowable. Long and richly savoury. Fabulous! Open. Perfect now. Rich and exciting.
Drink 2014-2024”
96/100
Michael Edwards
“A real firework of a Grande Cuvée set around the 2004 base, with intricacy from 12 different vintages in total dating back to 1990. A panoply of toasted bread, apple blossom, fresh peach, pear and dried apricot, followed by sensuous notes of almond, ginger and sweet spices. Beautiful mature Chardonnay and multiple expressions of Meunier beyond earthiness, richness with delicacy and vibrant freshness. Perfect now. The Champion today. Disgorged Spring 2012.”
18.5/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“This is the 160th creation of Krug Grande Cuvée, code 212018, based on the 2004 vintage. The oldest wine is from 1990 and the youngest 2004 with 121 wines from 12 vintages. Reserve wines this year lend harmony, completing the blend without modifying the predominant characteristics of the year. 44% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay, 23% Pinot Meunier. Dosage 6 g/l. Disgorged spring 2012.
Tasted blind. Really exciting nose. Deep gold. Lots of evolution. Mellow, burnished, savoury gold. Great balance. Smoky. Racy. But broader than wine number 5 (which was the Krug vintage 2002 in this blind line-up). Solid but not inspiring. Not that long. Lots of pace. And length. Vintage wine. Savoury end. ”
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