Krug Grande Cuvée 169th Edition NV 750ML
Krug Grande Cuvée 169th Edition NV 750ML -- One of the most luxurious Champagne brands in the world
Krug Grande Cuvée is born from the dream of one man, Joseph Krug, to craft the very best Champagne he could offer, every single 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. Unlike other Maison’s the wines needed for their NV are selected first, in the spring following the harvest. Then Krug considers the elements they want to keep from the last harvest for their reserves and finally they decide if they have the right components to make a vintage from that year. Often in great vintages like 2012, they decide they want more of the great wines in their reserve program rather than make a Krug 2012.
“Every year since the foundation of the House, a new Edition of Krug Grande Cuvée is created, every year the inspiration will be the same, but the creation will be totally unique and different.” Olivier Krug
Tasting Note: Lots of hints of lemon on both the nose and the palate. Seems to be slightly less developed than the other Editions. Nice balance and almost gooseberry flavours on the finish. A very different Grande Cuvée blend fully expresses the unique characteristics of the 2005 vintage.
Grape Varieties: 44% Pinot Noir, 37% Chardonnay, 19% Meunier