Krug Grande Cuvée Edition 160 NV Champagne

Other editions: 159, 161, 162, 163, 164
Krug Grande Cuvée Edition 160
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Krug Grande Cuvée Edition 160 NV - 75cl Krug Grande Cuvée Edition 160 NV - 75cl   £175.95 £177.95 £179.95
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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 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 160th creation of Krug Grand Cuvee which is based on the 2004 vintage, the oldest wine is from 1990 and the youngest 2004 with 121 wines from 12 vintages to make the Krug signature Grand Cuveé. Reserve wines this year lend harmony, completely the blend without modifying the predominant characteristics of the year. This edition was disgorged in Spring 2012 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: 212018 - 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: 44% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay, 23% Pinot Meunier
Dosage: 6 g/L
Disgorged: Spring 2012

Krug Grande Cuvée Edition 160 NV Champagne: same day delivery in London, next day UK mainland & free delivery on 6+ bottles.
Krug Grande Cuvée Edition 160
Jancis Robinson MW,
JancisRobinson.com,
Jan 2017
18.5/20
“This is the 160th creation of Krug Grande Cuvée, code 212018, based on the 2004 vintage. The oldest wine is from 1990 and the youngest 2004 with 121 wines from 12 vintages. Reserve wines this year lend harmony, completing the blend without modifying the predominant characteristics of the year. 44% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay, 23% Pinot Meunier. Dosage 6 g/l. Disgorged spring 2012.
Tasted blind. Really exciting nose. Deep gold. Lots of evolution. Mellow, burnished, savoury gold. Great balance. Smoky. Racy. But broader than wine number 5 (which was the Krug vintage 2002 in this blind line-up). Solid but not inspiring. Not that long. Lots of pace. And length. Vintage wine. Savoury end. ”
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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