Monday evenings are not normally seen as nights of indulgence, but Monday night blew that assumption out of the water when Majestic staff were invited to a Krug champagne tasting at the Moët Hennessy headquarters in Mayfair.
I had only tasted Krug NV once before between a group of friends, so the opportunity to attend an informal tasting hosted by Krug winemaker Julie Cavil was not to be missed. Indeed it lived up to all expectations. It was not just the four different Krug champagnes, but the grand townhouse location off Hyde Park, the golden lighting in the drawing room, the thin and elegant stemware, and an excellent explanation from Julie about each champagne that made the spectacle of such an illustrious champagne house so enlightening. Oh, and the fish and chips at the end of the evening; the perfect match to Krug Grande Cuvée NV.
Krug Grande Cuvée NV
Fine, elegant and complex. The flavours go on and on.
Krug Vintage 1998
A rich buttery marmalade croissant
Krug Vintage 2000
A big toasty vintage nicknamed ‘indulgence’ by the Krug winemakers
Krug Rosé NV
Pearl golden pink – a colour I’ve never seen before. Almost like a bottle of Dior.
The Krug website gives you an idea to the passion that goes into making their champagne: krug.com
Tweet of the Day
“Krug try to derive the maximum pleasure from every sip of Krug (naturally)”
Me live tweeting from @majesticwine in between sips of the Grande Cuvée
Julie has some divine French metaphors to describe her champagnes: Krug Champagnes
1) How many different wines are blended to make the Krug Grande Cuvée NV?
Ans: Around 120! Wow, that is a precise blend.