Steve,Best juice always goes into GC first apparently.
“From this exchange grew Krug's multi-
vintage concept, but it was not until Henri
Krug later revealed that he made his wines
back to front that I saw the light. If what he
says is true, then Krug does not have a basic
non-vintage because Henri Krug claims the
Grande Cuvée is blended first and is given
preference over any vintage that may or may
not be produced in any given year. This is the
opposite to what happens in other houses,
where a vintage is the first selection.”
That lines up exactly.The explanation above is from Tom Stevenson, and is what I have always understood to be how things are done at Krug.
They are just single vineyard designates aren’t they? Not to say that some of the juice from them goes into GC, and not to say that those two vineyards are the “best”, whatever that means, either.Sounds fishy to me.
How can Clos de Mesnil and Ambonnay exist if the best juice goes into Grand Cuvee?
Hmm, you‘re not really tempting me, Paul!A super bottle of Comtes 2008 tonight (thanks Filippo!) confirmed the relative disappointment of Krug 2008 at least at this stage.
Btw, just checked if you want to try Krug 2008, Clos19 is currently re-listing yet again at £250 (including delivery) [1 bottle per customer - and I've had my fair share so won't be asking for another].
If you are tempted please buy, drink and write your comments here. You won't find it cheaper!
Apparently, this is a 100/100 perfect wine according to jamessuckling.com: “Exceptional freshness with aromas of flinty white stones, flowers, almonds and lemons. There’s hazelnut and strawberry here, too. Complex. The palate has a long, powerful and smooth-honed feel with very assertive citrus flavors, driven by long acidity. A perfect 2008.” So don't believe me.
There's no quicker way to nip a potential purchase in the bud than reading that Suckling has given it 94 or less. Has he ever given a wine 89? I wonder what it would taste like.I've no idea how Suckling keeps going. Everyone knows that his grades are ridiculously inflated and that he does it to get quoted... And here I am adding to the oxygen!
I've no idea how Suckling keeps going. Everyone knows that his grades are ridiculously inflated and that he does it to get quoted... And here I am adding to the oxygen!