2004 Krug, Soloist Orchestra Assortment Case, 3x750ml
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Case size: 3 / Bottle size: 750ml
Krug Clos du Mesnil 2004
The 2004 Clos du Mesnil captures all the pedigree of this epic Blanc des Blancs vintage. A soaring, majestic Champagne, the 2004 dazzles from the very first taste with its crystalline purity and brightness. In two tastings so far, the 2004 has been nothing less than a total showstopper. The vertical structure and pure, tightly-coiled power are the stuff dreams are made of. There is little doubt the 2004 is one of the very finest Clos du Mesnils in recent memory. Will it join the 1979, 1988 and 1996 as one of the all-time greats? Now, that is a tasting I would love to do!
98+pts Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Krug's 2004 Vintage is absolutely mesmerizing. Layers of bright, chiseled fruit open up effortlessly as the wine fleshes out with time in the glass. Persistent and beautifully focused, with a translucent sense of energy, the 2004 captures all the best qualities of the year. Moreover, the 2004 is clearly superior to the consistently underwhelming 2002 and the best Krug Vintage since 1996. Readers who can find it should not hesitate, as it is a magical bottle.
97+pts Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Krug Grande Cuvee 160th Edition
Composed around the harvest of 2004 with no less than 121 wines from 12 different vintages dating back as far as 1990, Krug's NV Grande Cuvée 160ème Édition (ID 214025) is in brilliant shape today and a great Champagne. Composed of 44% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay and 23% Pinot Meunier, this intensely yellow-golden shining cuvée is very deep and complex on the rich, perfectly ripe and balanced nose where ripe stone fruit aromas such as peaches and mirabelles are displayed in the first moments along with some dashes of fresh lime or lemon juice on a lobster fished out of the Atlantic just a short while before. After a while, beautiful iodine and algal expressions intertwine with mussels and limestone notes on the fascinatingly pure, dense and mineral nose. The palate is intense, round, lush and almost rich, but it has the lifting finesse and mineral freshness of the 2004 ingredient, which leads to a very long yet highly delicate and perfectly balanced finish with stimulating salinity and mineral structure. Tasted in New York in November 2018, four and a half years after the disgorgement.
98pts Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate
Krug, Soloist Orchestra Assortment Case
1 bot Krug Clos du Mesnil 2004
1 bot Krug 2004
1 bot Krug Grande Cuvee 160th Edition
For the House of Krug, every plot of vines has its own particular melody. This Krug captures in a single still wine, which, like a fine musician, contributes its particular character to a Krug Champagne. Thus, Krug Clos du Mesnil 2004 is a virtuoso soloist expressing the purity of a single walled plot of Chardonnay harvested in 2004, while Krug 2004 is an ensemble of musicians playing the music of the year. Finally, Krug Grande Cuvée 160ème Édition, composed around the harvest of 2004 with wines from ten different years, is the full orchestra playing the most complete symphony Champagne can perform.
Over 12 years after they entered Krug’s cellars, these lyrical compositions inspired by the year 2004 are revealed to Krug Lovers in the Du soliste à l'orchestre en 2004 acte I case.