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Krug Grande Cuvée Edition 164 NV Champagne

Other editions: 159, 160, 161, 162, 163Just five years after Joseph Krug founded the Champagne House in 1843, he documented his great vision for Krug. In his notebook, he revealed the principles of creating a champagne of great richness and yet great elegance, of selecting only the finest elements from the greatest terroirs, rejecting mediocre fruit and making both a non-vintage and a vintage cuvée (revolutionary at the time). Discovered by Olivier Krug just four years ago, the ideals in this notebook and Krug's resolute commitment to them, has secured it's position as the most luxurious and exclusive of all champagnes.

Krug Grande Cuvée is the archetype of Krug's philosophy of craftsmanship and savoir faire: a blend of around 120 wines from ten or more different vintages, some of which may reach 15 years of age. Blending so many vintages gives Grande Cuvée its unique fullness of flavours and aromas, its incredible generosity and its absolute elegance - something impossible to express with the wines of just a single year. Over twenty years are needed to craft each bottle and its exceptional finesse is the result of a stay of at least another six years in the cellars; the first prestige cuvée re-created each year, beyond the very notion of vintage.

Exceptional freshness in the mouth is accompanied by notes of toasted bread, hazelnut, nougat and jellied fruit. Rich and tangy flavours of lemon and grapefruit are enhanced by the subtlety of its fine and elegant bubbles. The precision of recent releases is unprecedented and just how many decades they might hold in the cellar is anyone's guess. Krug Grande Cuvée is the ultimate non-vintage.

This is the second release of Krug Grande Cuvée that displays the edition on the label, a pattern that Krug have now adopted to show that base vintage of each Grande Cuvée. This is the 164th creation of Krug Grand Cuvée which is based on the 2008 vintage, the oldest wine is from 1990 and the youngest 2008 with 127 wines from 11 vintages to make the Krug signature Grande Cuvée. The 2008 vintage has produced wines of tight structure, so purity of fruit and strong underlying acidity which will likely give the wines long ageing potential. Because the 2008 vintage has such strong personality the amount of reserve wines in this edition is higher than normal. It has tremendous power of fruit, brioche, backed apples, vanilla and spice and length of flavour that goes on and on. This edition was disgorged in January 2016 so now with more post disgorgement bottle age this Grande Cuvée is starting to show more of its potential with some of that trademark creaminess just starting to shine through.

Krug ID: 414076 - Each bottle of Krug Grande Cuvée NV has a Krug ID on the back label which enables you to discover the story of that very bottle. You can do so using the smartphone App, or on the Krug website.

Krug Grande Cuvée Editions explained here

Grape Varieties: 48% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 17% Meunier.
Dosage: 6 g/L
Disgorged: Autumn 2014

Krug Grande Cuvée Edition 164 NV Champagne: same day delivery in London, next day UK mainland & free delivery on 6+ bottles.
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Krug Grande Cuvée Edition 164
Krug Grande Cuvée Edition 164,
Apr 2017
“Deep, brilliant gold-hued colour. Expressive, stylishly oak-lined, brioche, apple, and honey nose with luscious vanilla and perky spicy complexity. Voluptious and intense the palate is particularly firm and feisty with beautiful vivacity and tight acid line. Elegant, detailed and packed with life.”
Bought directly from Moët Hennessy, this is currently held in bond at Vinotheque in Burton-On-Trent, where it is cellared in ideal conditions and for same day deliveries small quantities are held in our London offices in a top of the range Eurocave

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