Krug Rosé Brut

Rosé is a relative newcomer at Krug, first released in the 1980s. Its ethereal restraint and delicate air seems a paradox in the grand decadence of Krug, but such is the detailed intricacy of this medium salmon-tinted cuvée that it dances with light-footed grace on a stage of epic complexity. Absolute restraint and taut freshness of strawberry hull, white cherry, red apple and lemon zest slowly unravel to nuances of anise and mixed spice. An impeccable acid profile and pinpoint bead define a remarkable finish of mind-blowing seamlessness, impeccable line and unrelenting persistence. Most thrilling of all, its minerality is all-encompassing, mouthembracing and emphatically chalk-infused. $449 at United Cellars.