Krug Champagne Brut Vintage 2006
Krug's superb 2006 Brut, which will be released this year, numbers among the vintage's high points, unfurling in the glass with a complex and expressive bouquet of tarte tatin, warm biscuits, ginger, honeycomb, dried white flowers, smoke and toasted nuts. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, broad and textural, with a fleshy attack that reflects the warm vintage but segues into a beautifully vibrant palate that's deep and surprisingly reserved, displaying superb definition, delicately chalky structure and a long, lively finish. While this is a powerful vintage Krug, it's also beautifully balanced and will give immense pleasure for decades.
A stunner with mouthwatering vibrancy and focus married to all of the opulence of a great 2006 Champagne. Richly fragrant offering nutmeg cardamom jasmine lemongrass espresso and grilled nut notes enmeshed in a core of black currant and tangerine fruit flavors. Beautifully creamy and complex this glides across the palate on the long lasting finish. Drink now through 2030.
The 2006 Krug Vintage is fabulous. Here the richness breadth and texture of Pinot come through loud and clear in a Champagne that is classic Krug. Red plum coffee spice baked apple tart and lemon confit all flesh out effortlessly in the glass. The ripeness of the year is evident and yet the vibrancy of the Chardonnay lends so much energy. The 2006 can be enjoyed today but also has the balance and stuffing to develop well for many years to come. This is a superb showing from the 2006. This is Krug ID: 118014. "Krug 2006 Vintage is bright tense and full of energy. Lemon confit pastry chamomile dried flowers and tangerine oil all race out of the glass. The breadth of the Pinot comes through on the mid-palate and finish as the 2006 gains power and resonance with a bit of aeration. Light tropical inflections along with hints of almond and spice open up later adding further shades of nuance. Although it has just been released the 2006 is unusually open and a real pleasure to taste today. In most vintages Krug demands cellaring but in the 2006 readers will find a Krug Vintage that is superb even in the early going." -- Antonio Galloni