Krug Grande Cuvee MV (168th Edition)

$235.00

750ml

96 pts. Wine Advocate

Out of stock

SKU: 1876767100000750 Categories: , , ,

Description

52% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay, 13% Meunier. Since 1843, six generations of the Krug family have been creating the finest and rarest Champagnes. Crafting exclusively prestige cuvées every year making Krug one of the best Champagne houses in the industry. Krug Grande Cuvée is born from the dream of one man, Joseph Krug, to offer the very best Champagne every year, regardless of annual variations in climate. Since 1843, the House of Krug has honored this vision with each new edition of Krug Grande Cuvée: the fullest expression of Champagne. The release of Krug Grande Cuvee, 168th Edition, is from the base year of 2012 but includes a full forty-two percent of reserve wines dating back to 1996 with a total of 198 different components in the final blend! Always a favorite at Luckysomm, the house of Krug crafts dazzlingly champagnes that stand the test of time. 

Tasting Notes
Krug's NV Grande Cuvée 168ème Édition is a classic in the making, wafting from the glass with aromas of dried fruits, pear, toasted nuts, orange zest, honeycomb and freshly baked bread. Medium to full-bodied, generous but incisive, it's deep and elegantly fleshy, with a beautifully refined mousse and an enveloping core of fruit that's complemented by the characteristic Krug patina of nutty complexity imparted by barrel fermentation. Even if this is more open out of the gates than the 2011-based 167ème edition, the 168ème edition is also the more concentrated and intense of the two. It's based on the 2012 harvest, complemented by fully 42% reserve wines—a blend of 198 wines from 11 different vintages dating back to 1996.
- William Kelley

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Vintage

MV

Producer

Krug

Country

France

Area

Champagne

Varietal

Champagne Blend

Style

Sparkling