Krug un­veils 2004 vin­tage in Lon­don

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Tak­ing a break from the 2017 har­vest, Olivier Krug vis­ited Lon­don in early September to show the newly re­leased Krug 2004 vin­tage, avail­able at The Finest Bub­ble for £ 250 a bot­tle. Ac­cord­ing to De­canter ex­pert Michael Ed­wards, 2004 was, ‘a Cham­pagne vin­tage of lu­mi­nous fresh­ness, ten­sion and stylish ra­di­ance. Au­tum­nal early morn­ing mists were ideal con­di­tions in which to make par­tic­u­larly fine Chardon­nays and fra­grant Pinot Me­u­niers, as the vine­yards re­gen­er­ated them­selves af­ter the dev­as­tat­ing spring frost and sum­mer heat­wave of 2003.’

The new vin­tage was shown along­side the Grande Cu­vée 160th Edi­tion, an al­ter­na­tive ex­pres­sion of 2004 which blends the base wine with older re­serves. These re­serves in­clude some 130 wines from vin­tages rang­ing from 2004 back to 1990.

For full tast­ing notes on the new re­leases, visit www. de­canter.com/krug2004

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