This is an extremely fresh edition and remains in a restrained mode with an intense serve of chardonnay's lemon citrus dominating the nose alongside lime zest, bright florals, grassy elements, fresh dough, white stones and very subtle background spice.…
From a fresh vintage and internally nicknamed "Luminous Freshness," Krug`s light golden colored 2004 Brut is brighter on the nose than the 2002 that I tasted next to it. There are fresh, candied citrus as well as ripe yellow-fleshed fruit aromas along with floral and lots of chalky notes on the well-concentrated bouquet. The palate is incredibly fruity, vibrantly fresh yet delicate and very well balanced and is provided with great elegance, texture, finesse and remarkable mineral tension. The 2004—a blend of Chardonnay (39%), Pinot Noir (37%) and Pinot Meunier (24%)—is completely built on freshness and taut yet balanced vitality. It is the last of the second trilogy in the history of the House, the first being 1988, 1989 and 1990 and the second 2002, 2003 and 2004. Tasted in April 2018 from ID 316034 that was disgorged in III/2016.
Krug is a quintessential Champagne house that embodies class and quality. Krug boasts a superb track record dating back to 1843 when founded by Joseph Krug who had a vision to create Champagne with a taste unlike any other. From meticulous grape selection, to patiently aging, these Champagnes are rich, elegant and classic. You will find a mosaic of flavors, from layers of fruit to spiced overtones that will be fantastic for years to come.
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