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Joseph Krug left his job at Jacquart Champagne to set up his own house with a very unique style in 1842. Joseph wrote in his cherry-coloured personal notebook the philosophy for Krug Champagne which is still followed today. The two beliefs he wished to share were: craftsmanship without compromise and no hierarchy within his champagnes. He believed that there should be only two cuvées: number one (now known as Grande Cuvée) should be the fullest expression of Champagne each year and number two should express the circumstances of an excellent and interesting vintage.

Today the sixth generation of the Krug family are still involved in all aspects of Krug Champagne. Independently owned by the Krug family for generations, Krug is now part of the luxury goods conglomerate Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH). Despite owning some 20 hectares of vineyards within Champagne, Krug is still a négociant producer of champagne, with the grapes used in Krug coming from long-term contract growers who are proud to declare that the grapes are destined for the production of Krug’s famous champagne.

In Champagne, the non-vintage cuvée is normally considered to be the ‘entry level’ champagne of that house. However, with Krug, this is not the case. Krug Grande Cuvée NV is the champagne, more than any other, to which connoisseurs aspire. With a reputation built upon quality and consistency, rather than volume and one-off successes in comparative wine tastings, Krug has built possibly the most enviable reputation in the whole of the region, simply by producing champagne of incredibly high quality, year after year, for the last 170 years.

Krug’s production is well under one per cent of the world’s Champagne – but it is often described as the Rolls-Royce of the industry. House devotees, who call themselves “Krugists’” include Ernest Hemingway, John le Carré, Sir Alec Guinness and Naomi Campbell.

The Krug range includes a tiny, 1.84-hectare vineyard in the village of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger called Clos du Mesnil, protected from the harshness of spring frosts by being situated in the heart of the village and surrounded by houses helping to create a unique microclimate. This amazing plot creates the remarkable single vineyard cuvée, only produced in exceptional years. Although vines were first planted here in 1698, it has only belonged to the Krug family since 1971 and the first vintage was produced in 1979. “We had no clue what a gem it would be,” says Olivier Krug. “It’s a darling vineyard.”

Whereas most Champagne houses put all of their best grapes into making a single vintage, at Krug a sizeable proportion of the wine produced from the best grapes from declarable vintages are held back as reserve wines to be used in the Krug Grande Cuvée NV blend. The exact composition of each year’s release of Krug Grande Cuvée NV Champagne varies depending on many factors but typically each release contains around 120 different wines from 10 different vintages. Each bottle of Krug has a unique ID code which can be scanned using a smartphone App to discover the unique blend and personality of each bottle.

Another defining factor in the favour of Krug is the fact that all champagnes are fermented in small 205 litre oak barrels. Krug opt to use well- seasoned oak that imparts no specific oak flavour to their champagne, as it allows for a better exchange with oxygen. Once initial fermentation is complete, current Chef de Cave Eric Lebel leaves the Krug Grande Cuvée blends on their lees, the youngest of the wines in the blend being six years old and the oldest usually over twenty years old. This gives the champagne its richness and complexity, relating back to the original philosophy of Joseph Krug, producing “the fullest expression of Champagne every year”. Put simply, Krug are the most luxurious of all producers.
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Krug Grande Cuvee 167th Edition NV
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£159.95
Mix 6 Price
£154.95 each
Mix 12 Price
£152.95 each
Based on 2011; a very small release
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Krug Grande Cuvee 166th Edition NV
Single Price
£169.95
Mix 6 Price
£164.95 each
Mix 12 Price
£162.95 each
Based on 2010; a very small release
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Krug Grande Cuvee 163rd Edition NV
Single Price
£179.95
Mix 6 Price
£177.95 each
Mix 12 Price
£174.95 each
Based on 2007: twelve vintages give complexity & length.
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Krug Grande Cuvee 165th Edition NV
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£179.95
Mix 6 Price
£177.95 each
Mix 12 Price
£175.95 each
Based on 2009: a smaller release than 2008
Brand New Release June 2017
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Krug Grande Cuvee 164th Edition NV
Single Price
£189.95
Mix 6 Price
£187.95 each
Mix 12 Price
£184.95 each
Based on 2008: possibly the best Edition on the market?
New Release 1st Feb 2016
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Krug 2004
Single Price
£216.00
Mix 6 Price
£214.00 each
Mix 12 Price
£208.00 each
Expressive & elegant. The highest maturity in a few years.
New Release November 2019
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Krug 2006
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£232.00
Mix 6 Price
£228.00 each
Mix 12 Price
£224.00 each
Indulgent and elegant - New Vintage!
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Krug Grande Cuvee 162nd Edition NV
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£234.95
Mix 6 Price
£232.95 each
Mix 12 Price
£239.95 each
Based on 2006: a warm vintage of great structure & depth.
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Krug Rose 21st Edition NV
Single Price
£235.95
Mix 6 Price
£229.95 each
Mix 12 Price
£224.95 each
Only prestige cuvée rosé with all three grapes: stunning.
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Krug Rose 23rd Edition NV
Single Price
£235.95
Mix 6 Price
£229.95 each
Mix 12 Price
£224.95 each
Only prestige cuvée rosé with all three grapes: stunning.
Brand New Gift Item
Krug Grande Cuvee 164th Edition Sharing Set NV
Single Price
£250.00
75cl Grande Cuvée & 2 Riedel champagne glasses. Wow!
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Krug Rose 19th Edition NV
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£269.95
Mix 6 Price
£265.95 each
Mix 12 Price
£262.95 each
Only prestige cuvée rosé with all three grapes: stunning.
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Krug 2003
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£279.95
Mix 6 Price
£274.95 each
Mix 12 Price
£272.95 each
Small vintage but an amazingly rich & delicate champagne.
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Krug Grande Cuvee 161st Edition NV
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£279.95
Mix 6 Price
£277.95 each
Mix 12 Price
£275.95 each
Based on 2005: Chardonnay reserve wines give freshness.
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Krug Grande Cuvee 160th Edition NV
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£299.95
Mix 6 Price
£297.95 each
Mix 12 Price
£294.95 each
Based on 2004: expressive Grande Cuvée, smoky & lean.
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Krug Grande Cuvee 159th Edition NV
Single Price
£299.95
Mix 6 Price
£297.95 each
Based on 2003: a big, rich and fruit-forward powerhouse!
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Krug 2000
Single Price
£324.95
Mix 6 Price
£319.95 each
Mix 12 Price
£314.95 each
A stormy vintage, this is rich, complex, precise & indulgent.
New Release 1st Feb 2016
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Krug 2002
Single Price
£325.95
Mix 6 Price
£322.95 each
Mix 12 Price
£320.95 each
Simply one of the best champagnes ever made. Incredible.
New Release of Magnums
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Krug 1998
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£345.95
Mix 6 Price
£342.95 each
Mix 12 Price
£339.95 each
Second ever Chardonnay-dominant Krug vintage: superb.
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Krug Grande Cuvee 164th Edition NV
Single Price
£434.00
Mix 6 Price
£430.00 each
Mix 12 Price
£428.00 each
Based on 2008: possibly the best Edition on the market?
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Krug 1995
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£449.95
Mix 6 Price
£447.95 each
Mix 12 Price
£444.95 each
Like a great white Burgundy, this '95 is all about the finish.
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Krug Grande Cuvee 162nd Edition NV
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£534.00
Mix 6 Price
£530.00 each
Mix 12 Price
£528.00 each
Based on 2006: a warm vintage of great structure & depth.
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Krug 1996
Single Price
£574.95
Mix 6 Price
£569.95 each
Unparalleled wine from outstanding vintage: this is special.
Krug 1988
Single Price
£645.00
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Only 200 bottles were kept after the first release!
Krug Collection 1990
Single Price
£675.95
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Second release 1990, this is absolutely stunning!
New Release of Magnums
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Krug 2000
Single Price
£689.95
Mix 6 Price
£687.95 each
Mix 12 Price
£684.95 each
A stormy vintage, this is rich, complex, precise & indulgent.
Krug Collection 1988
Single Price
£695.95
Second release 1988, a real rarity
New Release of Magnums
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Krug 1998
Single Price
£794.95
Mix 6 Price
£792.95 each
Mix 12 Price
£789.95 each
Second ever Chardonnay-dominant Krug vintage: superb.
Krug Trilogy Case 2002, 2003, 2004
Single Price
£875.00
Three vintages of Krug in wooden gift box
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Krug Clos du Mesnil 2003
Single Price
£925.00
Mix 6 Price
£922.00 each
Mix 12 Price
£920.00 each
The Champagne of 2003 & the queen of Blanc de Blancs.
New Release
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Krug Clos du Mesnil 2004
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£925.00
Mix 6 Price
£922.00 each
Mix 12 Price
£920.00 each
Chardonnay at its very best, this is utterly spectacular.
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Krug Clos du Mesnil 2000
Single Price
£995.00
Mix 6 Price
£993.00 each
Mix 12 Price
£990.00 each
Incredible endurance & still very fresh: the 'miracle wine'.
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Krug 1995
Single Price
£995.00
Mix 6 Price
£990.00 each
A re-release from Krug, Cellared until 2017
New Release
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Krug Clos du Mesnil 2002
Single Price
£1040.00
Mix 6 Price
£1036.00 each
Mix 12 Price
£1030.00 each
Chardonnay at its very best, this is utterly spectacular.
Krug Clos du Mesnil 1998
Single Price
£1350.00
The perfect celebration of Clos du Mesnil's 300th birthday.
Krug Grande Cuvee 162nd Edition NV
Single Price
£1395.00
Based on 2006: a warm vintage of great structure & depth.
Krug Trilogy Case 2002
Single Price
£1495.00
Three variations of Krug from the legendary 2002 = wow.
Krug Grande Cuvee 161st Edition NV
Single Price
£1495.00
Based on 2005: Chardonnay reserve wines give freshness.
Krug Les Creations 2004
Single Price
£1495.00
3 bottles of each GC 160 & 2004
New For The Krug Connoisseur!
Krug Grande Cuvee Vertical Edition Case 161-166 NV
Single Price
£1500.00
Grande Cuvee 161 - 166 - Limited Edition!
New For The Krug Connoisseur!
Krug Grande Cuvee Three Editions Case - Series 2 NV
Single Price
£1525.00
2nd Release! Grand Cuvées; base '04, '05, '06
New For The Krug Connoisseur!
Krug Grande Cuvee Three Editions Case - Series 1 NV
Single Price
£1650.00
First Release! Grande Cuvées; base '03, '04, '05
Krug Clos du Mesnil 2003
Single Price
£1995.00
The Champagne of 2003 & the queen of Blanc de Blancs.
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Krug Clos d'Ambonnay 2000
Single Price
£1999.00
Mix 6 Price
£1995.95 each
Mix 12 Price
£1993.95 each
An extremely rare Blanc de Noirs from a unique vintage.
Krug Clos d'Ambonnay 1998 - Krug Gift Box
Single Price
£2195.00
Unique & unparalleled champagne signed by Olivier Krug.
Krug Clos du Mesnil 2000
Single Price
£2250.00
Incredible endurance & still very fresh: the 'miracle wine'.
New Release of Magnums
Krug 1998
Single Price
£2595.00
Second ever Chardonnay-dominant Krug vintage: superb.
Krug Clos d'Ambonnay 1996
Single Price
£2750.00
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Opulent & deluxe, 1996 will go down in the history books.
Krug Clos d'Ambonnay 2002
Single Price
£2850.00
Extremely rare Blanc de Noirs from one of the best vintages
Krug Clos d'Ambonnay Trilogy
Single Price
£5995.00
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Amazing Krug gift: Clos d'Ambonnay 1996, 1998 & 2000.