Krug "Grande Cuvee - 168eme Edition" Brut Champagne NV

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Varietal: Champagne Blend
Region: Champagne
Color: White
Country/State: France
95 Wine Spectator (12/15/2020) "A seamless Champagne, effortlessly integrating a powerful spine of racy acidity with the detailed range of creme de cassis, raw almond, toasted saffron and candied ginger flavors. This is fine and silky in texture, with a tang of salty mineral and rich hints of coffee, toasted brioche and mandarin orange peel expanding on the finish. Disgorged winter 2018. Drink now through 2030."
96 Wine Enthusiast (12/1/2020) "In line with the producer's practice of numbering each bottling of its flagship Grande Cuvee, this is the latest release. Following the house style, there is some marvelously impressive Pinot Noir in this rich, full blend. That gives the Champagne its luxurious feel, contrasting with the tension from the dryness and minerality. This bottling, which shows maturity, is ready to drink."
96 Decanter (5/4/2020) "52% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay, 13% Pinot Meunier. A gentle gold with discreet yet persistent mousse and aromatics of spring meadows, lemon sherbet and barley sugar; the wine is pure and softly powerful, youthful energy finely poised, somewhat cautious after so many years in the chalky cellars. The reserve wines, Pinot Noir from Verzenay and Chardonnay from Avize especially, are subtle in support, vivacious despite their relative maturity, contributing to an ensemble which is hitherto dominated by red fruit, courtesy of the superb Pinot Noir, and a colourful tension. Behind that there are whispers of honey, quince and posset, and with so much more to come; but the finish, happily in these days of privation, takes one to wherever one may wish to go. Drinking Window 2020 - 2037."
96 Wine Advocate (5/14/2020) "Krug's NV Grande Cuvee 168eme Edition is a classic in the making, wafting from the glass with aromas of dried fruits, pear, toasted nuts, orange zest, honeycomb and freshly baked bread. Medium to full-bodied, generous but incisive, it's deep and elegantly fleshy, with a beautifully refined mousse and an enveloping core of fruit that's complemented by the characteristic Krug patina of nutty complexity imparted by barrel fermentation. Even if this is more open out of the gates than the 2011-based 167eme edition, the 168eme edition is also the more concentrated and intense of the two. It's based on the 2012 harvest, complemented by fully 42% reserve wines-a blend of 198 wines from 11 different vintages dating back to 1996. Drinking window: 2020 - 2040."
$
15999
750 ML
Available:
~42 bottles | Check all Stores
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Dryness

Dry
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Off Dry
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Semi-
Sweet
3

Sweet
4
Body

Light
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Light/
Medium
2

Medium
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Medium/
Full
4

Full
5
Drinkability
Ready to drink now, will improve with more aging
Farming
Sustainable


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