Krug Brut 2006 Champagne
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.
Krug 2006 is a story of indulgence, roundness and elegance, nicknamed “Capricious Indulgence” by the House.
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.
Very expressive and indulgent nose revealing 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.
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.