The House of Krug has released its 2008 vintage, a blend of the most expressive wines from the year that was regarded as one of the Champagne region’s coolest and one of its least sunny in close to half a century. The elegant vintage spent 12 years in the Krug cellars.
House of Krug Cellar Master Julie Cavil said that the release is ‘a paradoxical harmony of contrasting flavours that are together expressive, balanced and intense on the palate.’
The vintage has been nicknamed ‘Classic Beauty’ by the house’s tasting committee members due to its balanced structure, diverse flavours and textured and intense mouthfeel. The blend comprises 53 per cent pinot noir, 25 per cent meunier and 22 per cent chardonnay.
‘Due to the cool and balanced climate of 2008 which made for an outstanding vintage, the grapes could take their time to mature in tranquillity, ultimately exhibiting beautiful freshness upon harvest. Surprisingly, despite these mild and constant conditions, we observed great heterogeneity from plot to plot. The beauty of this contrast was the inspiration to blend complementary flavours from different plots including Aÿ Bouzy and Ambonnay. Krug 2008 is a great classic of the House’, added Julie Cavil.