Richard Juhlin was asked a couple of questions about his ideas on Krug.
KRUG AS A HOUSE? Krug is simply the best champagne house if you look over the whole portfolio. Every time you have a glass of Krug time stops. Among the great names in the world no other champagne has got such strong personality with in the classic elegant reference frame. All Krugs are very rich and complex with a unique intense multifceted perfume and huge length. On top of this they are utterly fresh and surprisingly high in acidity which will give them an enormous life span.
YOUR FIRST KRUG? My first glass of Krug was in 1987 at a blind tasting and it was so easy to guess what it was without ever having taste it before. The ways Serena Sutcliffe and Hubrecht Duijker described it was so close to the real thing as you can get. Of course the Grande Cuvée we had was the winner.
FAVORITE PARING WITH KRUG? Actually my favorite paring is to pair Krug Vintage with Krug Clos du Mesnil from the same vintage. Otherwise I must say that 1988 Krug with black truffle ravioli and Norwegian turbot with champagne sauce and beluga caviar to 1996 Krug Clos du Mesnil right now is a safe bet.
Krug for me is not an everyday drink. It must always be a special moment and always under concentrated forms. No disturbance what so ever. Like great music. Otherwise the occasion can be varying limitless.