2008 Champagne Krug Vintage
Behind every precious drop of Krug is the dream of a visionary. A man who, long before others, understood that the essence of Champagne is pleasure. More than 170 years ago, Joseph Krug broke with existing conventions and followed his own vision. He wanted to make the most refined constant Champagne. Every year, regardless of climatic unpredictability. This daring experiment by Joseph turned out to be a victory over himself and he succeeded in making Champagne as never before done. To this day, the House of Krug breathes its enduring philosophy: Creating only prestige champagnes since 1843. It is the only house that has exclusively created Ultra-Premium Champagnes every year since 1843. An ideal gift. Makes parties and special occasions even more special. The 2008 has a drinking window until 2045+
The 2008 Krug Vintage has only been on the market since the end of 2021 and is a blend of 53% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier, 22% Chardonnay. Every Krug Vintage is an ode to the special character of the most expressive wines from one year, which is even stronger after more than 10 years in the cellars. With the Krug 2008, Krug performs the music of the year. This is very structured and full of power in a sleek frame. Lots of minerality (shell and stone) and even a hint of iodine with an aftertaste that lasts for minutes. Turns to toffee and salted caramel over time in the glass. This is one for the basement. The Krug 2008 is a blend 100/100 James Suckling
DO YOU KNOW:
In the pursuit of more transparency, Krug has had its own app developed and they provide more information than most other houses about their champagne. By scanning the Krug ID on the back of the champagne with your smartphone (or entering it manually on the house's website), you will find all kinds of facts about the champagne you are holding in your hands. This way you can find out, among other things, the date of the disgorgement and how many wines the champagne is composed of.
FACT: The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you pick up the wine you will often receive a nice discount. You will see your discount immediately when you choose Collect in the Checkout page. We are almost next to the Rijksweg with plenty of parking. Click here for our address.
Krug is a floating and prestigious champagne based in the Champagne region of France. The "House of Krug", often simply referred to as Krug, is renowned for producing some of the world's finest and most luxurious Champagnes.
History of Krug
Krug was founded in 1843 by Joseph Krug, a visionary German immigrant who sought to create the most widely distributed champagne possible. He strongly believed in the producer of Champagne of consistent quality, proven by the weather conditions from year to year. The Krug family carried on the legacy and passed on their expertise from generation to generation. Krug has been in the family for years. It was managed by members of the Krug family until the 1960s and today it is part of the LVMH group but remains active with an emphasis on tradition and quality. They adhere to a philosophy of creating Champagnes that are based on the character of each specific vintage and that express the terroir of the vineyards. They are also known for their blending expertise, often incorporating a range of reserve wines into their cuvées to maintain a consistent house style.
Champagnes from Krug
Krug shows a great range of Champagnes, the most famous of which is their "Krug Grande Cuvée". Considered their flagship Champagne, this non-vintage blend is made with a blend of over 120 different wines from multiple vintages. Krug also has vintage Champagnes, including their famous "Krug Vintage". In addition to their famous cuvées, Krug also produces numerous single-vineyard Champagnes. "Krug Clos du Mesnil" and "Krug Clos d'Ambonnay" are made from grapes sourced from specific walled vineyards and are very popular among collectors and connoisseurs. Krug champagnes are known for their aging potential. This producer recommends aging their Champagnes so that the complex flavors and aromas can fully develop. Some connoisseurs enjoy Krug Champagnes after decades of cellaring.
|Type of Wine
|Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
|Drinking as of
|James Suckling rating
|Complex, Dry, Fresh, Mineral, Tense, White fruit
|Cadeau!, Iets te vieren, Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Romantisch