BRING ON THE BUBBLY

Light and ef­fer­ves­cent, ThePeak sam­ples the many finer­ies of the new Krug 2004.

The Peak (Malaysia) - - Contents - TEXT MAYA MICHAEL

Light and ef­fer­ves­cent, ThePeak sam­ples the many finer­ies of the new Krug 2004.

Since its in­cep­tion, the house of Krug has been bring­ing peo­ple to­gether to cel­e­brate the most mem­o­rable mo­ments of life and love. The his­tory of this revered house of cham­pagne can be traced to 1843, when the vi­sion­ary Joseph Krug de­cided he would of­fer his dis­cern­ing clients only the very best cham­pagne re­gard­less of an­nual vari­a­tions in cli­mate. To ac­com­plish his goal, the founder de­cided to con­coct an orig­i­nal ap­proach to cham­pagne-mak­ing that would in­volve strik­ing a fine bal­ance be­tween pay­ing close at­ten­tion to the vine­yard’s char­ac­ter and us­ing the re­sult­ing wines to build an ex­ten­sive re­serve li­brary over many dif­fer­ent years. This method al­lowed Krug to cre­ate the fullest ex­pres­sion of cham­pagne ev­ery year with­out fail, while en­sur­ing that the fi­nal prod­uct pro­duced not only of the same level of distinc­tion but would also per­fectly cap­ture a par­tic­u­lar ex­pres­sion of na­ture it­self.

Six gen­er­a­tions later, the de­scen­dants of Joseph Krug re­main stead­fast to the founder’s un­com­pro­mis­ing phi­los­o­phy,

which has served as a driv­ing force to the house of Krug’s con­tin­u­ous suc­cess. It was re­cently when the cham­pagne house re­vealed its lat­est pride and joy dur­ing an ex­clu­sive me­dia lun­cheon held at the ac­claimed En­fin by James Won in Kuala Lumpur. As the lat­est shin­ing ad­di­tion to the Vin­tage Cham­pagne col­lec­tion, the Krug 2004 was a long-awaited project that took 12 years to bub­ble to the sur­face. Fea­tur­ing a har­mo­nious blend of three grape va­ri­eties that were left in cel­lars to ma­ture in peace for over a decade, this so­phis­ti­cated vin­tage presents a de­li­cious mix of shin­ing Chardon­nay (39 per cent), Pinot Noir (37 per cent) and Me­u­nier (24 per cent). Deemed as ‘Lu­mi­nous Fresh­ness’ by Krug, which could also be at­trib­uted to the cham­pagne’s daz­zling hue in light gold, each re­ward­ing sip of the Krug 2004 presents boun­ti­ful notes of re­fresh­ing cit­rus that sim­ply dances on the palate while evok­ing im­ages of early sum­mer morn­ings spent lux­u­ri­at­ing in the his­tor­i­cal Cham­pagne prov­ince lo­cated in the north­east of France.

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