Krug Grande Cuvée 170th Edition
is a blend of 195 wines from 12 different years spanning from 1998 to 2014. The Edition number identifies a specific creation of Krug Grande Cuvée; it corresponds to the number of years in the House of Krug
the founder’s dream has been recreated.
96 →98/100 Essi Avellan MW
“This Grande Cuvée Edition is a blend of 195 wines from 12 different years spanning from 1998 to 2014. The colour is rich, lemon-gold; the nose already generous, with a complex melange of apricot jam and dried fruits, sweet pastries and baking spices.
The oak is notable but neatly in the background and with no oxidative tones; it lends only sweet, spicy tones and charred-wood whiffs. This is the child of a cool year, and the acidity feels accentuated, the overall impression a little lighter than on most vintages. But there is a welcome freshness cutting all that concentration and vinosity, leading to a super-long, driven and mouthwateringly fresh finish. Even if it comes with great potential, the wine is generous, laudable and already approachable now. Dosage 6 g/l“