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Krug Vintage Champagne 2006 (1x 750mL). Fra

RRP $450

$394

KRUG VINTAGE: THE MUSIC OF A SINGLE YEAR

KRUG 2006

CAPRICIOUS INDULGENCE | GOURMANDISE CAPRICIEUSE

At the House of Krug, every Krug Vintage celebrates the distinct character of a particular year. A Krug Vintage is a blend of the most expressive wines from a single year enhanced by a stay of over ten years in the cellars. Every Krug Vintage is different: it is the music of the year, captured by Krug.

THE YEAR 2006:

The year 2006 was considered a hot one in Champagne, with extreme highs and 23 days recorded over 30°C. It was a capricious climate that went from dry periods to intense rainfall - in August, 2 months of rain fell in only 2 weeks. Fortunately the sun returned to complete the ripening period shining on a beautiful harvest. Grapes had a balance close to 2002 and 1989, which were also beautiful and generous years.

KRUG 2006 IN ESSENCE:

  • Krug 2006 is a story of indulgence, charm, roundness and elegance, nicknamed “Capricious Indulgence” by the House.
  • For Krug, the year 2006 gave birth to a great and classic Krug Champagne. Krug 2006 is generous, intense in aromas on the palate, without any excess, with an ending leaving a sensation of greatness and distinction.
  • For the final blend, the selected wines were those best exhibiting the unique, silky roundness of the year with a good structure and length. Pinot Noir constitutes almost half (48%) of the blend, with the majority coming from plots in Montagne de Reims Nord, Sud and Les Riceys. Ripe and full-bodied Chardonnays (35%) add roundness and opulence while Meuniers (17%) from Leuvrigny and SainteGemme bring tension and length.
  • The generous aromatic and expressive profile of Krug 2006 comes after 12 years in the cellars, gaining in balance and finesse.

KRUG 2006 IS UNIQUE

  • The expression of the year 2006 captured by Krug: Capricious Indulgence.
  • Krug 2006 reveals the surprising story of a capricious climate with extraordinary results. This Champagne caresses the palate while expanding until a long and elegant finish completes the experience.
  • As with all Krug Champagnes, Krug 2006 will continue to gain with the passage of time.
  • The full story of every bottle is revealed via its Krug iD, the six digits on the back label.
Region:
FRA - Champagne
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Expert Reviews

97 Points - William Kelley, Published 18 September, 2020

As I reported when it was released, Krug's 2006 Brut is clearly one of the vintage's highlights. Offering up aromas of dried fruits, pear, freshly baked bread, caramelized apples, honeycomb and toasted sourdough, it's full-bodied, deep and layered, with superb concentration, racy acids and an impressively tightly wound profile for this demonstrative vintage. I observed last year that this is surprisingly reserved for the vintage, and if anything, that quality is even more in evidence today. While many 2006 Champagnes are likely to be at their best in their demonstrative youth, this is one wine unquestionably built for the long haul.

Winery Tasting Notes

TASTING NOTES

At first sight, the intense golden colour promises round generosity.

A very expressive and indulgent nose reveals yellow and dried fruit, toasted almonds, hazelnut, maple syrup, meringue and mandarin liqueur.

On the palate it is generous, deep, ample and fresh with aromatic persistence and a long finish. It has notes of nougat, frangipane, pastry, tarte tatin, plenty of citrus with a beautiful finish on pink grapefruit skin.

FOOD PAIRING

Krug 2006 is a delectable match for all cuisines, especially the most aromatic. Dishes with character such as tajine with lemon confit, ratatouille, slow-roasted leg of lamb, vegetable tian, game, foie gras, flavourful fish or duck breast grilled over grape vines will be raised to another level by Krug 2006.

Winery Profile

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Small but important Champagne house founded in Rheims in 1843 by Johann-Joseph Krug, who was born in Mainz, Germany, in 1800. By 1893 the firm occupied its current modest cellars, around whose courtyard the Krug family still live. Krug does not make an ordinary non-vintage champagne but specializes exclusively in prestige cuvées, of which the multi-vintage Grande Cuvée is the flagship. Consistently producing champagne that is among the most admired in its region of origin, Krug is the only house to persist in barrel fermentation of its entire production of base wine, in old 205-l/54-gal casks. Wines from at least six and sometimes nine different vintages make up the blend for Grande Cuvée, one of the most distinctive and long lived of champagnes. Grande Cuvée, with new packaging and a special bottle, succeeded the rather fuller-bodied Private Cuvée as Krug's most important product in 1979. In 1971, Krug acquired and replanted the Clos du Mesnil, a walled vineyard of less than 2 ha/5 acres. Its Chardonnay grapes provide one of Champagne's very few single-vineyard, or cru, wines of which the 1979 vintage was the first. Small quantities of the finest vintage Krug are released as Krug Collection about ten years after their initial release. Although the firm is run by members of the fifth and sixth generation of champagne-making Krugs, it has been owned by LVMH since 1999.

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Other Information

  • 2006 vintage
  • 1 x 750mL Bottle
  • FRA - Champagne, Imported
  • Cork closure
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