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    krug-grande-cuvee-169th-edition-nv-(750ml)

    • krug-grande-cuvee-169th-edition-nv-(750ml)
    • krug-grande-cuvee-169th-edition-nv-(750ml)

    Product Details

    Sku 513703
    Country France
    Region Champagne
    Appellation Champagne
    Producer Krug
    Type Sparkling
    Vintage NV
    Varietal Champagne Blend
    Volume 750ML

    Krug Grande Cuvee 169th Edition NV (750ML)

    In Stock — Zachys NY

    Critics

    Antonio Galloni
    94 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: “Krug's NV Grande Cuvée 169ème Édition is brisk and finely cut, with terrific energy driving the citrus, floral and light tropical notes. Even with all of its energy, the 169 balances the vibrancy of the late-ripening 2013 vintage it is built on, with the depth that the reserve wines added to the blend. The 169 drinks well now but clearly has the potential to age. The 169 is a blend of 146 separate wines back to 2000.” 03/21
    James Suckling Notes
    97 Points, James Suckling, jamessuckling.com: "Instantly recognizable aromatic depth and complexity here. The DNA of Grande Cuvée looms large on the nose with fresh-baked brioche, crushed almond, subtle baking spices and stony notes, as well as an array of stone fruit. The palate delivers a wide spectrum of citrus, from lemon to orange to grapefruit and beyond. The chardonnay really impresses in a long, concentrated mode. 43% pinot noir, 35% chardonnay and 22% pinot meunier. It contains 40% reserve wine and is composed of 146 different components from 11 different vintages, the youngest being 2013 and the oldest 2000. Drink or hold." 04/21
    Wine Spectator Notes
    96 Points, Allison Napjus, Wine Spectator: “A vivid Champagne, with a chiseled frame of acidity and a chalky underpinning cloaked in a fine mousse that caresses the palate with its gossamer-like texture. Lovely aromas of coffee liqueur, anise and verbena accent the layered flavors of tangerine, Macadamia nut, brioche and ripe plum, a profile that expands on the long, mouthwatering finish. There's power and expressive character to this, with a delicacy to its fine integration and length. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Disgorged winter 2020.” Web Only 2021
    John Gilman Notes
    95 Points, John Gilman, View from the Cellar: “The new release of Krug Grande Cuvée the 169ème Édition is from the base year of 2013 but includes fully forty percent of reserve wines all the way back to the harvest of 2000. The cépages for this new iteration of Grande Cuvée is forty-three percent pinot noir thirty-five percent chardonnay and twenty-two percent pinot meunier. The wine is beautifully expressive on the nose wafting from the glass in a complex blend of pear apple a touch of passion fruit chalky soil tones brioche incipient notes of caraway seed just a whisper of buttery oak and lovely floral tones in the upper register from the pinot meunier component in the cépages. On the palate the wine is deep full-bodied complex and racy with a great core zesty acids elegant mousse and a very long very pure and perfectly balanced finish. This is really a stunning new version of Grande Cuvée. It is approachable already but I would be inclined to give it just a few more years in the cellar and let its girdle of acidity relax a bit more so that the wine can deepen and broaden in its palate impression. Fine fine juice. 2024-2075.” 07/21
    Decanter Notes
    94 Points, Yohan Castaing, Decanter: "The floral bouquet is very fine and elegant but also quite delicate, suffused with touches of slightly candied citrus, but the telltale autolytic note of hazelnuts is less pronounced than usual. There is, however, some almond nuttiness on the palate, as well as racy rectitude and vivacity that give thrust to a long, surprisingly breezy finish. Will benefit from five to 10 years of cellaring. Disgorged January 2020. Dosage: 4.5g/L. Elaborated from 146 wines and 11 different vintages, the oldest of which dates back to 2000. 40% reserve wines." 04/21

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