Probably the best bottle of this I've had. Still light in color, with a characteristic rich profile and some orange peel notes signaling a bit of maturity. Improved over a few hours in the glass. Full. Delicious wine.
Deep golden. Quite a developed, though quite refined, nose of white fruit and hints of flower with nut butter overtones. Not over the top. Palate is high acid which requires food but the toasted hazelnuts and other development together with the usual sulfur/spice from krug brings it all together into harmony. There's still a fair amount of grip and a stony long finish but this is a nice drinking window for a food champagne.
A superb wine, nice light golden colour, this for me is coming into its drinking window now. Lovely brioche nose leads to a powerful and acidic wine that lingers for ages on the palate. This is definitely not an aperitif wine - it needed food and went beautifully with a selection of non-fish tapas-style starters.
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(Krug Champagne Vintage Brut) Light medium golden color with abundant, steady, tiny bubbles; clarified butter, white truffle, autolytic, hazelnut, tart lemon, almond nose; delicious, rich but elegant, tart preserved lemon, autolytic, clarified butter, hazelnut, tart lemon marmalade palate with tangy lemon acidity; long finish
(Krug Champagne Vintage Brut) Light medium golden yellow color with steady, tiny bubbles; very appealing, mature, almond, roasted coconut, honeycomb nose; elegant, youthful, tart pear, lemon, almond, honeycomb, praline, mineral palate with medium acidity; long finish 97+ points
(Krug Champagne Vintage Brut) Medium golden yellow color; nice, lime cream, yeasty, baked pear and brioche nose; great, chiseled, tart peach, pear, yeasty, mineral palate with good acidity; long finish 94+ pts.
(Krug Champagne Vintage Brut) Medium golden color; honey, almond, dried peach and mineral nose; great tart entry, tart tangy peach palate, laced with honey, delicate but structured; long finish 95+ pts.
(Krug) A very powerful nose, oaky and stony, oiled wood, this already seems like a powerhouse of a wine. Very firm on the palate, with lots of depth, very broad style, showing good depth and promise. Very stylish but very primary and immature, very indrawn and firm. It needs considerable cellar time, but rest assured this will be very impressive when mature.
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