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Krug Grande Cuvee 172nd Edition NV - Gift Box
Krug Grande Cuvee 172nd Edition NV - Gift Box Krug Grande Cuvee 172nd Edition NV - Gift Box

Krug Grande Cuvee 172nd Edition NV

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Krug Grande Cuvee 172nd Edition NV Overview

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Krug Grande Cuvée is born from the dream of one man, Joseph Krug, to craft the very best Champagne he could offer, every single year, regardless of annual variations in climate. Since 1843, the House of Krug has honoured this vision with each new Edition of Krug Grande Cuvée. Unlike other Maison's the wines needed for their NV are selected first, in the spring following the harvest. Then Krug considers the elements they want to keep from the last harvest for their reserves and finally they decide if they have the right components to make a vintage from that year. Often in great vintages like 2012 they decide they want more of the great wines in their reserve program rather than make a Krug 2012.

"Every year since the foundation of the House, a new Edition of Krug Grande Cuvée is created, every year the inspiration will be the same, but the creation will be totally unique and different." Olivier Krug

Krug Grande Cuvée 172nd Edition is a blend of 146 wines from 11 different years, the youngest of which is from 2016, while the oldest dates back to 1998. Its final composition is 44% Pinot Noir, 36% Chardonnay and 20% Meunier. Reserve wines from the House’s extensive library made up 42% of the final blend. A stay of around seven years in Krug’s cellars gives this Edition its remarkable expression and elegance.

Krug ID: 123003 | Each bottle of Krug 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.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: Predominately Premier & Grand Cru
Grape Varieties: 44% Pinot Noir, 36% Chardonnay, 20% Meunier
Base Vintage: 2016
Reserve Wine: 42% oldest being 1998
Lees Ageing: 6 years
Disgorged: January 2023
Dosage: 6 g/l
Alcohol: 12%
Drink: Now to 2040+

Tasting Note: Beautiful notes of dried citrus fruit, lemon curd and dried apples with hints of spices, dried flowers and subtle brioche. I like the polished and caressing texture and steady, refreshing acidity. It’s fresh and even austere, with notes of ground spices. - Tasted by James Suckling
Champagne Krug History
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Expert Reviews
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James Suckling
“Beautiful notes of dried citrus fruit, lemon curd and dried apples with hints of spices, dried flowers and subtle brioche. I like the polished and caressing texture and steady, refreshing acidity. It’s fresh and even austere, with notes of ground spices. So vertical and firm. Structured and long. Drink or hold.”
News Articles
  1. New Release: Krug Grande Cuvee 169th Edition

    New Release: Krug Grande Cuvee 169th Edition

    June 30, 2021

    Krug Grande Cuvée 169ème Édition is a blend of 146 wines from 11 different years, the youngest of which is from 2013, while the oldest dates back to 2000 and a stay of around seven years in Krug’s cellars gives this edition its distinct expression and elegance.
  2. Krug Appoints New Chef de Cave

    Krug Appoints New Chef de Cave

    December 17, 2019

    Champagne Krug have announced that Julie Cavil will take over as winemaking director in the new year. Incumbent winemaking director Eric Lebel will become deputy director of Krug and will lead projects involving all of the brands within the Moët Hennessy portfolio.
  3. Krug Grande Cuvée & Vintage Vertical Tasting: 2000-2010

    Krug Grande Cuvée & Vintage Vertical Tasting: 2000-2010

    October 22, 2018

    At our most recent tasting at 67 Pall Mall, guests blind tasted Krug Grande Cuvée Editions 162-166 NV (2006-2010), and Krug Vintages 2000-2004, including Krug 2000 from magnum. Find out which champagnes were the highest rated on the evening here.
  4. Jancis Robinson: Krug vintage vertical back to 1988

    Jancis Robinson: Krug vintage vertical back to 1988

    January 31, 2018

    Read Jancis Robinson’s report of our outstanding Krug vintage vertical tasting last November. "This would have been a dream tasting anyway, but I particularly love tasting a group of wines blind."
  5. Krug: A Visit to Clos du Mesnil & The New Krug Maison

    Krug: A Visit to Clos du Mesnil & The New Krug Maison

    September 4, 2017

    We visited Krug over August bank holiday weekend with Jancis Robinson MW. With an unexpected visit to Clos du Mesnil, a tour of the new Maison, a mini-vertical tasting and dinner at the house, it was well-worth the long drive!
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