This singular wine marks the 25th time the fifth generation of the House of Krug has created a unique rosé, as they’ve elevated the category. Head winemaker Julie Cavil, appointed in 2019 as only the seventh Chef de Cave in the history of the house, describes the rosé in terms of their “dream…unexpected, bold and elegant.” And for any given edition, the process of identifying micro lots and blending for the unique house style sounds arduous: “As I audition the 250 wines and 150 reserve wines of the year (!),” says Cavil (exclamation mine), “the challenge in creating Krug Rosé is identifying those plots’ wines that will together create a broad palette of fruit expressions with the boldness so characteristic of this Champagne.” For the record, the 25th Edition includes 28 wines from five different years—the youngest being 2013, the oldest 2008 (which was a terrific vintage). The blend is 45 percent Pinot Noir (11 of which was traditionally macerated for a lift of weight, energy, spice, color and structure), 30 percent Chardonnay and 25 percent Pinot Meunier, the whole having spent seven years on the lees in Krug’s cellars.
96 points Wine Spectator
A mouthwatering rosé that wraps a racy spine of acidity in the plushly creamy, cashmere-like mousse, offering a fine frame for the rich and finely meshed range of flavors, with baked raspberry, passion fruit and Mandarin orange peel fruit accented by chopped hazelnut, fleur de sel, candied ginger and lime blossom notes that echo for days on the vivid finish. (AN) (11/2021)
Always stored properly in a climate controlled cellar.