Price Range : $200 - 260
Region: Reims, Champagne, France Ready to Drink: Immediately upon release (but worth waiting at least 5 years if you can resist)
There’s a reason why KRUG is the king of Champagne, but no explanation suffices. Krug is an experience in its own universe. The non-vintage Grande Cuvée Brut is the best ticket for one’s interstellar journey into this universe. In outer space no one can hear you scream, and when fans speak of Krug it is in reverent silence. We cannot speak of its infinitely elegant, crystalline structure and its bright golden hue like a supernova. Nor its luxurious mousse or clear-as-a-lightbeam crispness and finesse or otherworldly beauty that evolves through to the finish that lasts for minutes. This is Krug, and words cannot explain. This is unspeakable pleasure. –J.M.