Krug unveils 2004 vintage in London
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