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The 167th creation of their legendary non-vintage is based on the 2011 harvest. A rather unusual year, 2011 began with atypically high temperatures during spring, which resulted in early flowering. The cold and wet weather that followed slowed the growth cycle somewhat, however the harvest still kicked off incredibly early: the second earliest since 1822.
With immense quality, this Grande Cuvee is complex, beautifully balance and delicious. The month feel is focus, delicate and very stylish, “stands out for fitness, rather than powerful”, as Alison Napjus from Wine Spectator when she tasted and rated this Champagne with high 95 points back in August, 2019.
Krug Grande Cuvée 167ème Edition
- Including 120+ different base wines, a blend of 10 vintages dating back to 1995. .
- The reserve wine content is an impressive 42% – the joint highest percentage of any previous Grande Cuvée blend.
- Long production time, each bottle requires 20 years in the making
- Krug made much smaller quantities of Grande Cuvée in the years following the crash; therefore limited quantities of Grande Cuvée Edition 167 NV are available.
- Bright and vivacious on the palate; hazelnut, complex blend of apple with a delightfully honeyed finish, The typical Grande Cuvée: pure, full-bodied and nice broad-shouldered.