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Krug Grande Cuvee 165th Edition NV Champagne 75cl

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Champagne Krug Overview
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.

This is the 165th creation of Krug Grande Cuvée and the third release to display the Edition on the label. Based on 2009, it is a blend of 127 wines from nine vintages: the oldest being 1990 and the youngest 2009. After a frosty start to the year, the wonderfully mild spring offered an auspicious beginning to the growing season. From late summer onwards, the vines basked in warm and dry conditions and the grapes ripened beautifully. When the harvest began, they were in excellent health and showed a perfect level of maturity.

Krug ID: 416036 | 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.
Read a review of our Krug Grande Cuvée Edition 165 NV preview tasting with Olivier Krug in August 2017 here.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru
Grape Varieties: 45% Pinot Noir, 39% Chardonnay, 16% Pinot Meunier
Base Vintage: 2009
Reserve Wine: 31%
Ageing: 6 years on the lees
Disgorged: Autumn 2016
Dosage: 6 g/l
Alcohol: 12%
Drink: Now to 2028

Tasting Note: Notes of toasted bread, hazelnut, nougat, barley sugar and jellied fruits may take you by surprise. You may even taste hints of apples still on the tree, flowers in bloom, ripe and dried fruit, almonds, marzipan, gingerbread, sweet spices and even brioche and honey. You may also notice its exceptional freshness in the mouth, with rich and tangy flavours of lemon and grapefruit enhanced by the subtlety of its fine and elegant bubbles. Krug Grande Cuvée can age beautifully.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.
Krug Grande Cuvee 165th Edition
Jancis Robinson MW,,
Aug 2017
“Based on 2009. ID 416036. To be launched at the end of 2017 in the UK, US and France and embargoed until December 2017. This is the smallest, rarest batch ever for Grande Cuvée because of caution instilled by the economic crisis. In one year they will have three editions (163, 164 and 165) because 2008 and 2009 won’t be enough for one year’s sales! (They ensured that the 163rd edition will last longer.) Some of the 166th, made in much bigger quantity, is already being prepared for next year. Wines are from 2009 back to 1990. 127 wines from 12 different years.
Very pale with a heady nose and some richness. Firm and flirtatious with a really solid, ripe undertow. More hedonistic than many Krugs.”
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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