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    1 002
  • Producer ranking ?

    95
  • Decanting time

    15min
  • When to drink

    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    grilled shrimps &

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The Story

Krug Grande Cuvée is born from the dream of one man, Joseph Krug, to offer the very best Champagne every year, regardless of annual variations in climate. Since 1843, the House of Krug has honoured this vision with each new Édition of Krug Grande Cuvée: the fullest expression of Champagne.

Krug Grande Cuvée is the first and unique Prestige Champagne re-created every year, beyond the notion of vintage. The art of blending wines from so many different years gives Krug Grande Cuvée its unique fullness of flavours and aromas, impossible to express with the wines of just a single year.

The Édition number corresponds to the number of times in the House of Krug the founder’s dream has been re-created. It also serves as a reference for collectors, to enjoy it later. The full story of every Édition is revealed online via its Krug iD, the six digits on the back label. Krug Grande Cuvée, like all Krug Champagnes, will continue to gain with the passage of time.

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Wine Information

Krug Grande Cuvée 162ème Édition was composed around the harvest of 2006. The year's summer was defined by sharp contrast, with a heatwave punctuated by storms and even hail. The end of the season was fine and bright, with grapes expressing good maturity.

The year’s Meuniers stood out, while the Chardonnays did not show their usual level of expression. As with every Édition of Krug Grande Cuvée, the House drew on its extensive library of reserve wines to complement and balance the wines of the year, in order to achieve its distinctive fullness of flavours and aromas. In all, reserve wines from the House’s extensive library made up 40% of the final blend, bringing the breadth and roundness so essential to each Édition of Krug Grande Cuvée.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Light and Yellow

ending

Long

flavors

Licorice, Apricot and White fruits

nose

Intense, Complex and Rich

taste

Low alcohol content, Perfectly balanced, Good texture and Fresh

Verdict

Impressive

Written Notes

There is an on-going interplay of expressive yeasty tones, oaky whiffs and rich vanilla-laden, red fruit and spicy tones. This one holds back nothing. Curious malty and oat undertones. Rich and generous, captures ones attention from the first moment. Soft, mellow, viscous palate with super long finish.

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Origin

Reims, Champagne

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