Grande Cuveé 160ÈME Édition Brut Champagne Blend

Light straw gold. Tight nose at first. With an hour of air this blossomed to show notes that show a cross of buttered toast and citrus. Rich and powerful in the mouth. With more air the nose resembles a bowl of bread dough rising. The complexity is amazing. Reinforces how some champagnes need that air to shine. — 4 days ago

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Alan Weinberg

Alan Weinberg

160–a bit older. Nice.

Charles Krug

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

This is a nice Napa Cabernet. Still young and needs another few years in the bottle to mature properly.

Showing black fruits with earth chocolates tobacco spices oak vegetables and peppercorn.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points
— 2 days ago

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@"Odedi" Odedi Glad to see your solid rating for this storied label. In my opinion one of the Napa best way back when, that seemed to lose its way. Relieved to see that is apparently regaining its mojo. Good for them and good for us the consumers. Cheers 🍷

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I think that it would be better in a few years @P A


Vintage Brut Champagne Blend 2004

Omg dying this is so delicious... Clean finish, apple notes, but so so smooth — 18 days ago

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Krug Collection Brut Champagne 1996

Shay A

An absolutely stunning lunch from @joe leatherwood . 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind.

One of the best examples of champagne I’ve ever had. The moment I saw it in the glass, I was sold. Then I smelled it, and I was in love. Just absolutely mind boggling. I was between Jacques Selosse or older vintage Krug, and eventually felt very confident in my JSelosse guess. Supremely and beautifully oxidized. Sherry, candied ginger, honey drizzled stone fruits with orange marmalade covered scone. Nutty too. I can’t get enough of this style of champagne.
— 18 days ago

Mark FlesherDan Fitzgeraldjoe leatherwood
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@Shay A Cheers 🥂
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Amazing vintage for them. A very special treat.
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

Served blind. This was the first of 8 wines. I guessed older Vintage Krug or Bollinger. I was thinking this might have been older vintage Bollinger given that it had a little more reductive style to it than I usually get with Krug (then again, this is my first 90s Krug). Everybody was definitely on this one, although I don't think there were too many votes for Krug specifically. Notes of brioche and a nutty character on the front. This was served with scallops and lentils, and I think that this one rounded out perfectly with the food and showed a different side that was definitely less jagged. I think this one is in the wheelhouse, and probably will be for the next 5 to 7 years.


Brut Champagne Blend 1990

Best bottle I have had. Some have seemed a touch flabby. Maybe now emerging from a bad place. — a month ago

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Charles Krug

Vintage Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1961

My last bottle. Still fresh and lively. — 4 days ago

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Grande Cuveé 164ÈME Édition Brut Champagne Blend

This showed lots of energy, power & mineral. Stunning cuvée for Krug. — 9 days ago

Paul, Severn and 7 others liked this


Grande Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

Rich, layered, slightly oxidative, so good 😋 — 13 days ago

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Grande Cuveé 166ÈME Édition Brut Champagne Blend

Zesty lemon. I'm pretty sure there is no better pairing with summer weather in South Carolina. — 11 days ago


Grande Cuveé 167ÈME Édition Brut Champagne Blend

191 different wines make this NV champagne! Very elegant mouthfeel and delicate bubbles. Buttered biscuits and yeast fill the palate. — 19 days ago