with a higher proportion of older vintage wines in the blend, so the wine style is richer, more flavoursome and complex. Paired with Krug’s famous use of oak barrels, this means that Krug’s style is one of the richest expressions of champagne there is. Krug houses the most diverse range of reserve wines in the whole of Champagne with access to over 150 wines spanning 10 vintages. With obsessive attention to detail and unfaltering patience, Olivier Krug (Joseph’s great-great-grandson) creates wines which are some of the best in the region, and some of the most prestigious. Krug is expensive, it is bottled time, and it’s worth it.
Type: Champagne, brut, multi-vintage
Style: Lemon meringue pie
Stockists: High street
Food: Sourdough pizza with smoked mozzarella
Occasion: Buying your first flat (if you have any money left)
Tasting note: Notes of biscuit, shortbread and almonds smash into lemon, spun sugar and ripe apples. Intense and long, with sweet citrus, spice pineapple, samurai freshness and almond croissant notes – this is a champagne of incredible quality