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The Krug Experience with Essi Avellan MW

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Tickets limited to 30
£425.00 - 14 remaining
Wednesday 22nd May 2019 19:00 until 21:00
Location: Frederick's, Islington
Presenter: Essi Avellan MW
Places are limited to 30 people
Krug Grande Cuvee, Rose, Vintage
Our 2018 Krug tastings were amongst the most popular we've ever hosted. As they sold out so fast and such a large number of people asked to be wait-listed, we are hosting another similar tasting this year, with the addition of a few extra special champagnes. If you are a champagne fanatic, or have a particular passion for Krug, then this event is simply unmissable.

Guests will be tasting the entire Krug range: eleven stunning champagnes in total, including recent Grande Cuvée Editions, both new and old Vintages, Rosé Editions and the ultra-exclusive single vineyard champagnes Clos du Mesnil and Clos d'Ambonnay.

The tasting will be held in the Club Room at Frederick's, an informal but seated arrangement, with the champagnes served at the table. As always, guests will have the opportunity to use our live scoring app and there will be plenty of time for a round table discussion, guided by the superb Essi Avellan MW.

11 Krug Champagnes to be tasted:

Blanc
Grande Cuvée Edition 166 - 2010 base
Grande Cuvée Edition 164 - 2008 base
Grande Cuvée Edition 162 1.5L - 2006 baseKrug Clos d'Ambonnay 2000
Vintage 2004 75cl
Vintage 2002 75cl
Vintage 2000 1.5L
Vintage 1995 1.5L
Clos du Mesnil 2004 75cl
Clos d'Ambonnay 2000 75cl

Rosé
Krug Rose NV Edition 21 75cl - 2008 base
Krug Rose NV Edition 19 75cl - 2006 base

Krug Grande Cuvée
Grande Cuvée is the archetype of Krug's philosophy of craftsmanship and savoir faire: a blend of around 120 wines from ten or more different vintages, some of which may have reached twenty years of age. Blending so many vintages gives Grande Cuvée its unique fullness of flavours and aromas, its incredible generosity and its absolute elegance: something impossible to express with the wines of just a single year. We're showcasing three Editions: 166, the most recent release; 164, based on the Krug Clos du Mesnil 2004 outstanding 2008 vintage; and 162 from magnum, a golden opportunity to witness Grande Cuvée at its best.

Krug Vintage
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. This tasting will highlight four vintages of Krug, including Vintage 2002, one of the greatest ever; and a magnum of Krug 1995, newly released and extraordinarily scarce.

Clos du Mesnil and Clos d'Ambonnay
Krug's single vineyard creations are not only two of the most renowned champagnes, they are amongst the most revered wines in the world. Originating from tiny vineyards in two of the highest rated Grand Cru villages in the region, they are produced only in the most exceptional years and even then in extremely limited quantities. The opportunity to taste the latest release of these remarkable champagnes - which retail at £900 and £1,999 respectively - elevates this tasting to the next level of luxury.

Krug RoséEssi Avellan MW
Like Grande Cuvée, Krug Rosé is a multi-vintage blend. First released in the 1980s, Krug Rosé NV is a ground-breaking champagne: the only prestige cuvée rosé to be blended from all three different grape varieties and from such a wide range of vintages. This tasting includes both the latest Edition, based on 2008; and the inimitable Edition 19, based on 2006.

The tasting will be presented by Essi Avellan MW, who just last year completed her comprehensive book on Champagne. Finland’s first Master of Wine, Essi is the author of several wine books and is a reputed wine judge for the Champagne & Sparkling World Wine Championships. Currently Essi is re-writing Tom Stevenson's Wine Encyclopedia. Read about Essi Avellan's Champagne book here.

We recommend booking a table at Frederick's for dinner afterwards.
Address: Frederick's, 106 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 8EG - 020 7359 2888
Just a two minute walk from Angel Underground station.

Tickets are available on a first come first served basis to 30 guests at £425.00 per person.