The Fabulous Krug Cellar Tour & Tasting in Reims, France

 

Maison Krug Reims

Krug Cellars is located in downtown Reims. If you weren’t looking for it you may stroll by it not noticing the subtle unmarked entrance.

Maison Krug Reims

Upon arriving to Maison Krug, we were welcomed with a glass of Krug Champagne as we sat and relaxed in this lovely lounge.

Maison Krug Reims

Maison Krug Reims

Maison Krug Reims

Cheers to the upcoming visit at Maison Krug and being able to sip on these beautiful wines for the next few hours! I feel like such a lucky girl being able to experience Maison Krug. Sadly this Maison is not open to the public so it’s quite a challenging visit to secure.

Maison Krug Reims

This is the Living Room and Dining Room at Maison Krug.

Maison Krug Reims

Maison Krug Reims

Maison Krug Reims

After being welcomed with a glass of wine and spending some time learning about the history of Krug we began our tour of the cellar.

Within these cellars resides the House鈥檚 vast library of reserve wines to which six generations have contributed. This collection now houses 150 wines, each expressing the personality of an individual plot.

Maison Krug Reims

Maison Krug Reims

The tank room where the Krug Champagnes are blended and stored before they’re bottled.

Maison Krug Reims

After our cellar tour, we proceeded to a tasting in this gorgeous tasting lounge. I felt as if I died and went to heaven. What a stunning experience!

Maison Krug Reims

The wall of 40 wines (shown on the right)

“Each year, Krug鈥檚 Cellar Master auditions 250 wines of the year and 150 reserve wines when creating a new 脡dition of Krug Grande Cuv茅e. While the wall of this tasting room visually depicts these 400 wines, each of which incarnates the essence of a single vineyard plot, audio speakers placed around the space play acoustic representations of 10 different regions of Champagne, to demonstrate the unique contribution of each to the final blend of Krug Grande Cuv茅e, the most generous expression of Champagne.”

Maison Krug Reims

Maison Krug Reims

Our tasting began with the Krug Grand Cuvee. I always enjoy tasting this stunning which has a deep golden color, fine bubbles with lovely fullness and elegant flavors.

Maison Krug Reims

Our tasting included the 2004 Krug vintage, the 2006 Krug Brut concluding with the Grand Cuvee 162. Each of these wines was magnificent with subtle unique tastes and flavor profiles.

It was interesting tasting the 2004 Krug vintage next to to the 2006 Krug Vintage as I found the 2004 lovely with creamy flavors and not too bright or acidity. I loved the nutty noises with caramel scents.

In comparison the 2006 Krug Brut also had the nutty profile yet it was a very hot year which made for a bigger more indulgent profile with beautiful vanilla scents on the nose.

Maison Krug Reims

Maison Krug Reims

Maison Krug Reims

 

Maison Krug Reims

Views of the Krug garden and patio.

Thanks to the Maison Krug team for hosting me for this informative and delicious tasting. What a spectacular once in a lifetime memory I will always treasure and appreciate. 

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