For 2008, the selected wines were those best exhibiting the structure and complexity of the year. Pinot Noir plots’ wines (53%) constitute over half of the blend and come primarily from plots in the Montagne de Reims Sud including Aÿ, Mareuil, Bouzy and Ambonnay. Meunier plots’ wines (25%) bring tension and citrus, while aromatic Chardonnay plots’ wines (22%) imbue the blend with fruit. The extraordinary profile of Krug 2008 comes after 12 years in the cellars, gaining in expression, harmony and finesse.
At first sight, an intense and brilliant golden hue. To the nose a rich and ample bouquet of honey, licorice, menthol, orange peel and grapefruit. On the Palate, vivacious, intense and harmonious expression of great tension. Notes of quince, candied fruits and citrus, yellow kiwi, star fruit, honey, apple tart, butter cookies, orange peel, peony and fennel, with floral and menthol undertones. It has a long, balanced and precise finish with astounding structure