Krug Brut Rosé Champagne

SKU #993293 96 points Wine Enthusiast

 This wine has richness, maturity and intensity. It offers so many complexities and layers of flavor that come together in a red-fruit-flavored, lightly toasty wine that has freshness as well as some age. Drink now. (RV)  (12/2018)

96 points Wine Spectator

 A lovely, creamy rosé Champagne, seamlessly layering vivid acidity with dried fig, poached apricot and Mandarin orange peel fruit notes, offering exotic accents of grilled nut, curry spice and dogwood blossom that expand and echo on the finish. Disgorged winter 2015. (AN)  (4/2018)

95 points John Gilman

 I had not tasted a bottle of the Krug Rosé '22ème Édition' is a year or so and was really happy to cross paths with one shortly after tasting the newest release, number 23, as it gave the possibility of putting the new release in its historical context. The 22ème Édition is a very classical and refined example of this lovely cuvée, offering a deep and complex bouquet of tangerine, white cherry, gentle spice tones, orange peel, a gorgeous base of soil tones, dried rose petals and a discreetly smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, focused and shows off excellent mid-palate depth, with very refined mousse, excellent bounce and grip and a very long, complex and seamlessly balanced, vibrant finish. This is great wine, and though there is not much difference qualitatively between the two most recent editions of Krug Rosé, stylistically, I have a slight preference for the 22ème Édition. 2019-2050+.  (7/2019)

Jancis Robinson

 (22eme edition) This blend is based on the 2010 vintage but Olivier K rejects the idea of a cuvée's being 'based on' a particular year and suggests we reject the notion. Éditions nomenclature introduced for rosés in January 2018 (October 2016 for the whites). Mid glowing salmon pink with orange highlights. No strong Pinot Noir character on the nose. Broad and fresh. Cool, dry and creamy. Very distinctive - this definitely isn't playing the 'pretty' card. Very distinctive and attention-grabbing. (JR)  (12/2018)

K&L Notes

This blend of vintages is perhaps the most consistently great pink wine in the world. Effortless, subtle, and elegant, this is not a bottle of wine that is ever flashy or showy. Every time I have had it seems to just vanish without refilling the flutes. The refined strawberry notes and haunting Pinot Noir fruit always seem to take a back seat to the company and the conversation when I have drunk it, but the memory of each experience is as vivid as yesterday. Every lover of the good things in life should try this masterpiece at least once. It is the ultimate rosé! (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne Buyer)


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By: Scott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/16/2019 | Send Email
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Even though I am a bit of a Krug fiend, actually I'm very much a Krug fiend, I just love this Brut Rose! It has an elegant nose of rose petals, tart strawberries and white pepper. A bright forefront with raspberry fruit merges into a tart strawberry and spicebox flavors at the back of the palate. Absolutely lovely! Will make a great cellar addition for the next 4-5 years. Update: 15 August, 2019: My gosh! Almost exactly 6 years since I've tasted this?! Yikes! As per my previous review, the Rose petals and pepper are still there. Now, there was also a scent of dark, black, cherries. This edition is vinous and complex and deep, deep, deep. Cherry fruit dominates with that Krug nuttiness and toastiness. As with everything Krug, the finish is fine, dry, and mineral driven. This is one of those rare champagnes that can hold up to a steak dinner. The only question is why has Gary let me languish so long without trying this beauty again? Poor me! Waaaaah! (P.S. Please don't weep for me too much, Krug was the first thing I had this morning .)

By: Neal Fischer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/16/2019 | Send Email
The nose opens with Meyer lemon and pear before moving to scents of soft berries, strawberries & cream, and fresh peaches. The palate has great acid, but the fresh fruit notes from the nose are replaced here by richer and more savory flavors of stewed orchard fruits, baking spices, and gentle florality.

By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/14/2015 | Send Email
This blend of great vintages is perhaps the most consistently great pink wine in the world. Effortless, subtle and elegant, this is not a bottle of wine that is ever flashy or showy. Every time I have had it seems to just vanish without refilling the flutes. The refined strawberry notes and haunting Pinot Noir fruit always seem to take a back seat to the company and the conversation when I have drunk it, but the memory of each experience is as vivid as yesterday. Every lover of the good things in life should try this masterpiece at least once. It is the ultimate rosé!

By: Mari Keilman | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/3/2013 | Send Email
Krug really doesn't need any extra validation from lil' ol me but I'm going to give it because they're just that great! This Krug rose is truly transcendent. Both sweet and savory at the same time, the Krug rose delivers with beautiful rose petals, sweet orange citrus, toasty lees and intense red fruit.

By: Cindy Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/13/2012 | Send Email
Back at home after a particularly rough day my husband went on his nightly expedition to the wine cellar in our garage. When he returned with this wine - my jaw dropped. "Sometimes you've got to live a little", he said. Live a little indeed! A spectacular champagne with lots of everything, but not too much of anything. Black and red fruited nose,candied blood orange, toasted nuts, rose petals on the palate - velvety but vivacious. Balanced and luxurious, this was a special treat I will not soon forget.

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France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
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Champagne

- The French region of Champagne (comprised of the towns of Rheims, Epernay, and Ay) was the first region in the world to make sparkling wine in any quantity. Today, the name of the region is synonymous with the finest of all sparkling wines, and winemaking traditions of Champagne have become role models for sparkling wine producers, worldwide. Surprisingly, the region of Champagne is now responsible for only one bottle in 12 of all sparkling wine produced. Styles of champagne range from the basic brut (often blends of several vintages), single vintage champagnes, and rose.