Krug Grande Cuvee 169th Edition Champagne

$169.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
JS97

Mmm Krug, nothing is more opulent it’s the Harry Winston diamond of the Champagne world. When you need to make a statement or just really want to celebrate, Krug is always the way to go. Notes of toasted bread, hazelnut, nougat, and barley sugar are buoyed by fresh green apple and elegant soft bubbles. Truly special!

“For me, Krug is more than a Champagne. It is a word that stands for artistry, tradition, craftsmanship, and moments of pure pleasure. All Krug’s wines are small masterworks.” – Richard Juhlin These guys understand the weight of expectation. That's why they only produce top-drawer offerings. The house style is decadent, heady and well structured. No wonder they've been a benchmark in Champagne for such a long time, as in dating back to 1843. Krug Champagne was started by Joseph Krug and crafts its classic bubbly from mostly Reims - one of the region's most renowned cities and most famous wine growing areas. Joseph's vision was to offer the experience of exceptional pleasure and good living. Sip after sip, bottle after bottle and decade after decade, the sparklers of the Krug name have wowed tasters. Today his successors carry on with the utmost respect for quality and tradition with an array of wines, all of which celebrate their difference of terroir and expression, each united by their superb quality. You've tasted the rest, how about one of the best?

Varietal:
Sparkling
Appellation:
Champagne
Total Varietal Composition %:
43% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay & 22% Meunier
SKU #:
1046747
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS97

James Suckling

Instantly recognizable aromatic depth and complexity here. The DNA of Grande Cuvée looms large on the nose with fresh-baked brioche, crushed almond, subtle baking spices and stony notes, as well as an array of stone fruit. The palate delivers a wide spectrum of citrus, from lemon to orange to grapefruit and beyond. The chardonnay really impresses in a long, concentrated mode. 43% pinot noir, 35% chardonnay and 22% pinot meunier. It contains 40% reserve wine and is composed of 146 different components from 11 different vintages, the youngest being 2013 and the oldest 2000. Drink or hold.