Krug and Grand Siècle verticals

Krug tasting committee

Vertical tastings of two wines whose origins used to be mysterious.

Here’s a conundrum. Prestige champagne is in short supply as never before, yet there seems to be no let up in the extent to which its producers wish to publicise it. 


Just when importers all over the world are scrabbling for their allocations of Krug’s multi-vintage Grande Cuvée – a shortage presumably exacerbated by reduced production, lockdown thirst, and increased deliberate financial investment in posh champagne – the champagne house put on a lavish tasting of six different Grande Cuvées and three different Krug rosé blends. This was...