Wine Enthusiast (WE): 95
"Resplendent in its new shiny gold label, Krug is a majestic Champagne. Its velvet texture, dominated by mature flavors, is toasty and rich, dense and complex. In the mouth, its beautiful roasted almond, spice and ripe pears all balance impressively. Could the wine be getting even better? No question-this is still one of the greatest nonvintage Champagnes. "
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 95
"The Grande Cuvee (disgorged 1998) is scented of croissant, buttered cinnamon toast and warm strawberries with a hint of smoky bacon. Muscular and still very taut in the mouth, the densely packed flavors are refreshed with a pure, crisp acid line. It finishes long with plenty of toast and nut layers. "
Wine Spectator (WS): 96
"This is serious stuff; the Krug Grande Cuvee Champagne has aromas of baking brioche, coconut, candied citrus and leather; roasted coffee and grilled nuts; profound."