Krug Champagne Grand Cuvee NV

Krug Champagne Grand Cuvee NV

$375.00

Making its debut this year is Krug’s NV Grande Cuv?e 169eme Edition, a beautiful wine that wafts from the glass with aromas of yellow orchard fruit, peach and waxy citrus rind, complemented by complex notes of freshly baked bread, walnuts and smoke. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and muscular but incisive, with a deep and concentrated core, a pinpoint mousse and a long, complex finish.

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Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Friday, July 10, 2015 (JS-96)

A very complex nose here with ripe, deep lemon and grapefruit aromas on offer plus some restrained chalky elements, biscuit, some roasting herbs, hints of pepper, then a little tobacco too. Very complex and full of fresh characters. The palate has a wealth of different fruit flavors like lemon, peach, nectarine, and plums. The finesse in terms of structure, detail, and precision is staggering; sherbet-like elegance with immense concentration and power. A great Grande Cuv?e. Incredibly satisfying. Based on 2006.Krug ID 14024.

Source: 203, The Wine Advocate, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 31st Oct 2012, (RP-91)

The NV Brut Grande Cuvee emerges from the glass with freshly cut flowers, almonds, pastry, and spices. This is a relatively floral, bright Grande Cuvee with fewer of the oxidative qualities that are typical of the house style. According to Krug's ID Code, this bottle is based on the 2004 vintage, which explains the wine's tense, taut personality. Another year or two on the cork will only help the wine gain expressiveness and depth. Today, the Grande Cuvee is quite reticent and not showing the full breadth of its personality. This bottle carries ID Code: 211024. Disgorged: Summer 2011. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020.

There are no new vintage wines from Krug, but is always interesting to revisit these wines as they develop so much over time. The biggest news at Krug is the addition of ID Codes to the NV wines, which gives readers the opportunity to get more information on the wines (including disgorgement dates) through Krug's website. It would be great to see more of the larger houses follow suit.
Drink Date 2013 - 2020

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