PV Tasting Notes
The current crop of Non Vintage Krug almost takes my breath away, this is by-far-and-away the best blend they have achieved ever... After some time in the glass it opens up slowly and deliberately with smoky lemon balm, hazelnuts, ash, smoke, spices and truffles, just some of the nuances that flow from this rich, textured young Champagne. I have tasted the NV Krug many times and this is first one I have felt worth the elevated asking price. Should score well and drink for 15-20 years. Tasted Sept 2011.Independent Review
94 Points Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Dec 2011
Light yellow-gold. Fresh orchard fruits, lemon and toasty lees on the fragrant nose. Tightly coiled but deep in pear, quince and candied lemon flavors, with smoke and anise notes building with air. Shows an intriguing blend of richness and vivacity, finishing with strong cut and impressive smoky persistence. This bottling isn't likely to quell the dismay of Krug fanatics who sense a change of style at the house favoring finesse over power, but there's absolutely nothing wimpy about this Champagne. 94 points
95 Points The Wine Spectator Dec 2011
Like a gymnast, this partners power with grace. Set on the finely detailed texture, flavors of fig paste, crystallized honey, toasted brioche, coconut and kumquat wrap around well-honed acidity, with an aromatic core of grated ginger, cumin and ground coffee. Ends with a long, long, smoky finish. Drink now through 2025.