Vintage 2008 Bottle (0.75L) | Box
The blending of a Krug Vintage responds to the desire to tell the story of the year, in all its surprising and fascinating aspects. Krug Vintage 2008 with box is one of the great classics of the House of Krug, it has a “Timeless Elegance”, a champagne perfectly balanced between freshness, structure and aromatic richness.
Due to the the rarity of this vintage, all orders are subject to validation by the House of Krug.
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For the blend, the wines chosen are those that best highlight the exceptional character of 2008. The Pinot Noirs, which make up more than half of the blend (53%), come mainly from the famous plots on the southern slopes of the Montagne de Reims, notably those of Aÿ, Mareuil, Bouzy and Ambonnay. The Meuniers (25%), all in tension, bring citrus notes, while the richly flavored wines of the Chardonnay parcels (22%) give a fruity note to the whole.
After 12 years in the cellars, Krug Vintage 2008 has gained in expression and presents a remarkable profile, precise and harmonious.
The year 2008 : The year 2008 was one of the coolest of the last 14 years, but also one of the least sunny in Champagne for almost half a century. The rainfall was not excessive during the growth of the vines while the summer was dry. This was followed by ideal weather conditions during the harvest. The absence of strong heat during the summer of 2008 allowed a slow and progressive maturation of the grapes. At Krug, the year 2008 gave birth to a timeless Champagne, perfectly balanced between freshness, structure and aromatic richness. The unexpected variety of grape varieties translates into great complexity, and we observed a very broad spectrum of flavors and aromas during the harvest. For the final blend, the Chef de Caves selected wines that reflected the complexity of 2008 in a beautifully structured composition marked by the elegance of that year.