Krug, Grande Cuvée, Edition 169
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Krug, Grande Cuvée, Edition 169, NV


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vintage


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Portfolio
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NV

3x1.5L

DP

£1,519.22



Krug, Krug, Grande Cuvée, Edition 169, NV

NV

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Krug, Krug, Grande Cuvée, Edition 169, NV
ABV:
12.5%
94/100
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Krug"s NV Grande Cuvée 169ème Édition is brisk and finely cut, with terrific energy driving the citrus, floral and light tropical notes. Even with all of its energy, the 169 balances the vibrancy of the late-ripening 2013 vintage it is built on, with the depth that the reserve wines added to the blend. The 169 drinks well now but clearly has the potential to age. The 169 is a blend of 146 separate wines back to 2000. Krug ID: 120003. (Originally published in May 2021)
Date Reviewed:
11/2021

specifications

country:
France

region:
Champagne

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Producer:
Krug

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Allergen Information:
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Krug

Krug

Quality is something that Krug know a fair bit about, having have made nothing but Prestige Cuvees every single year since Joseph Krug started the Maison in 1843. At the helm of this great house is Olivier Krug, who today is driving quality to ever greater heights. Precision and hard work in both the vines and the cellar, together with some enviable vineyard holdings, make their Champagnes some of the most sought after in the world.

Their flagship wine is Krug Grand Cuvee, a blend of 10 vintages and over 120 different wines from numerous parcels and villages. The fermentation in used oak barrels allows a plot by plot vinification and does not exist to impart any oak flavour. Each parcel is kept in steel tank after fermentation until it is called upon for the Grande Cuvée blend. The oldest single wine currently is a 16 year old parcel of Grand Cru Bouzy. Extended ageing sur lie is another hallmark of Krug, the Grand Cuvee is never kept for less than 6 years before degorgement, the vintage 10 years, and even more extreme is the Krug Collection – vintage Krug that is kept at least 20 years before degorgement. At the top of the pyramid sits two rare and much sought after single vineyard wines, Clos de Mesnil, from Mesnil-Sur-Oger in the Cotes de Blancs, and Krug Clos d’Ambonnay, from the village of the same name on the southern slopes of the Montagne de Reims.

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