Krug Grande Cuvee 166 Edition
50% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier, 35% Chardonnay. Krug refer to this as their 'multi-vintage' as opposed to non-vintage. Krug Grande Cuvee is the timelessly stylish signature of Krug, a breathtaking champagne that effortlessly balances richness and freshness, power and finesse. Out of contrast, harmony - a sensational taste experience A gleaming gold colour, an extravagantly expansive bouquet, an almost creamy texture. Then, an explosion of flavours, at once mellow and mature, crisp and clean.
Krug Grande Cuvee is the supreme demonstration of prestige and the Krug art of blending. No recipe can define its intricate harmony, so every year the Krug family works from taste and memory alone to recreate this most complex of champagnes. Typically, Krug Grande Cuvee is blended from as many as 50 wines from three grape varieties, 20 to 25 growths, and six to ten different years. Krug Grande Cuvee is the ultimate expression of the Krug style - so much so that all other Krugs may be said to have something of the Grande Cuvee in them. Krug Rose, for example, takes the spicy notes of the Grande Cuvee to a new peak, while Krug Clos du Mesnil is more mineral.
According to Remi Krug: "If Johann-Joseph Krug tasted today's Grande Cuvee, he would no doubt say that it was exactly what he dreamed of when he founded Krug in 1843".