Krug "Grande Cuvée" 162 Ème Édition Brut Champagne

SKU #1267475 Jancis Robinson

 This is the 162nd creation of Krug Grande Cuvée, code 214032, which is based on the 2006 vintage. The oldest wine is from 1990 and the youngest 2006, with 142 wines from 11 vintages. Reserve wines lend structure and depth to this season's harvest, which seemed to be somewhat too homogeneous. It is this year's wines of many plots from the villages of Mesnil-sur-Oger, Avize and Villers Mamery which proved the shine and minerality to the blend. 44% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay, 21% Pinot Meunier. Dosage 6 g/l. Disgorged spring 2014. Tasted blind. Rich nose, really quite creamy and opulent on the nose. Very slight edge of decay, but in a nice way. A tad soft; relatively low acid. Slightly lazy bead. Medium persistence. 18+/20 points. Drink to 2022. (JR)  (2/2017)

K&L Notes

This 162nd batch of Krug Grande Cuvee is based on 2006. Almost all of it was sold as Grande Cuvee, but a small amount was set aside to be sold in a six pack of Krug editions, which we split up to give more Krug lovers access to it. Going forward, each new batch of Krug will feature not only the ID on the back, but also the edition on the front, counting up from the foundation of the house in the 1800s. Since this was dated prior to the main release, it is bound to become a collectors item...That being said, it is all the better to drink it! (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer)

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