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September 6, 2017

Krug 2004 launch

Launch event for Krug 2004 at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong.

Krug Grande Cuvée, 163éme édition, en magnum, ID 215032 - just drinking beautifully, with mature, toasty notes, nice and caramelized in glass, with good acidity.  73% of the blend comes from 2007, with 37% pinot noir, 32% chardonnay, and 31% pinot meunier. 

2004 Krug, ID 116006 - chardonnay delivered the best wines, followed by pinot meunier.  It's the third-ever vintage where chardonnay dominates the blend.  Nose was more toasty, and slightly more caramelized than expected.  More depth on the palate, with high acidity and some savory minerality which developed further after sitting in glass for a while. With the music pairing seemingly showing more depth, as the meunier showed.

2002 Krug, ID 315043 - more rounded on the palate, lighter with less acidity.  Lovely and more elegant, beautiful.  It's easier to drink compared to the 2004.

Krug Grande Cuvée, 160éme édition, ID 212018 - WOW! This was MUCH better!  More rounded on the palate.  Very toasty, almost coffee notes, and almost some floral.  Soooo beautiful.  This edition was built around the poor 2001 vintage, which meant lots of reserve wines went into the blend, including as far back as 1990.  44% pinot noir, 33% chardonnay, and 23% pinot meunier.

Full post on the event is here.

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