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Krug Grande Cuvee 164th Edition NV Champagne 1.5L

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Krug Grande Cuvee 164th Edition NV - Magnum - 1.5L Magnum - 1.5L   £394.95
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Krug Grande Cuvee 164th Edition
Krug Grande Cuvee 164th Edition
Description & Technical Information
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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 have reached twenty 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. Krug buy Pinot Meunier grapes from two petit crus; the Cote de Bar in the warmest part of champagne nearer Burgundy than Reims and also from the village of Sainte-Gemme because of their intense fruit expression and freshness they bring to the blend.

This is the 164th creation of Krug Grande Cuvée and the second release to display the Edition on the label. Based on 2008, it is a blend of 127 wines from eleven vintages: the oldest being 1990 and the youngest 2008. The 2008 vintage has produced wines of tight structure, so purity of fruit and strong underlying acidity will likely give the wines huge ageing potential. Because this vintage has such a strong personality, the amount of reserve wines in the 164th Edition is higher than normal.

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.

News Articles:
Read more about Krug Grande Cuvée Editions in the review of our blind tasting with Jancis Robinson MW here.
Read the write-up of our Krug Grande Cuvée Editions Vertical Tasting here.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: Predominately Premier & Grand Cru
Grape Varieties: 48% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay, 17% Pinot Meunier
Base Vintage: 2008
Reserve Wine: 38%
Ageing: 7 years on the lees
Disgorged: January 2016
Dosage: 6 g/l
Alcohol: 12%
Drink: Now to 2030

Tasting Note: 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 the fine and elegant bubbles. This has tremendous power of fruit, brioche, backed apples, vanilla and spice and a length of flavour that goes on and on. The precision of recent releases is unprecedented and just how many decades they might hold in the cellar is anyone's guess. The ultimate non-vintage.
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