Krug’s latest Grande Cuvee: 172nd Edition

13 June 2024

The Art of Blending

The task of composing a new Grande Cuvée must be mind-boggling. For this, the 172nd Edition, Julie Cavil, Krug’s Cellar Master, has selected 146 different reserve wines spanning 11 different vintages (the oldest 1998) and threaded them together around the 2016 vintage.

The potential permutations of such a blend are endless – no wonder there’s an official tasting committee to help decide the final composition. Producing the goods year in year out is an incredible feat, testament to quality of Krug’s vineyards, winemakers and blenders; rarely does a bottle not captivate the senses.

We tasted the 172nd Edition last week and loved it. This is a quintessential Krug, full of detail, structure, freshness and density. Its qualities embody the Krug Grande Cuvée style, though if we had to be ultra specific, we’d suggest this is a particularly generous, structured, and expressive rendition. It is quite simply a Champagne of the highest order, guaranteed to give pleasure now, or at any time over the next 10 to 20 years.

For those who enjoy Krug Rose, we’re also able to offer a very limited number of cases of Krug Rose 28th Edition – also based around the 2016 vintage. Please contact your account manager if these are of interest.

Please note that both of these new releases are expected to land with us over the summer.

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