Krug

Grande Cuvée 159 Ème Édition Brut Champagne Blend

9.422 ratings
9.44 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cake & Cream, Soft Cheese, Hard Cheese, Salads & Greens, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Fish, Chicken, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Nuts & Seeds, Fruit & Berries, Beans & Peas, Exotic Spices, Turkey, Pungent Cheese, Shellfish, Oyster
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The NV ‘159EME’ Grand Cuvee’ was largely composed of wines sourced from the challenging 2003 vintage in Champagne. Released several years ago, the ‘159EME’ is drinking magically at this stage in its development. One the nose this takes on good take from salted rice cracker to lemon zest that all mingle with the lovely damp earth and flinty tones that all connect in the glass. The weight is formidable once on the mouth, giving off an unctuous texture. The flinty, almost petrol tones also show up on the impressive palate, with baked Bosc pear, lemon curd, shiitake mushroom and shades of kumquat. This is absolutely irresistible stuff from Krug and the warm, highly difficult 2003 vintage as the Champagne will provide drinking enjoyment over the next decade or more. Drink 2019-2029- 95

The NV ‘159EME’ Grand Cuvee’ was largely composed of wines sourced from the challenging 2003 vintage in Champagne. Released several years ago, the ‘159EME’ is drinking magically at this stage in its development. One the nose this takes on good take from salted rice cracker to lemon zest that all mingle with the lovely damp earth and flinty tones that all connect in the glass. The weight is formidable once on the mouth, giving off an unctuous texture. The flinty, almost petrol tones also show up on the impressive palate, with baked Bosc pear, lemon curd, shiitake mushroom and shades of kumquat. This is absolutely irresistible stuff from Krug and the warm, highly difficult 2003 vintage as the Champagne will provide drinking enjoyment over the next decade or more. Drink 2019-2029- 95

Jul 5th, 2019
George Chen

Older bottle so it’s hard to know when I bought it....guess that’s the fun part!

Older bottle so it’s hard to know when I bought it....guess that’s the fun part!

Mar 17th, 2019
Rick Baumgarten

About as good as NV gets. This includes reserve wine going all the way back to 1990.

About as good as NV gets. This includes reserve wine going all the way back to 1990.

Nov 2nd, 2017
Michael H

Was ok - expected more given vintage versions and later MVs I’d had.

Was ok - expected more given vintage versions and later MVs I’d had.

Dec 23rd, 2018
Marco Host

Not a bad shift drink

Not a bad shift drink

Jan 1st, 2018
Kyle Miller

Dried fruits, almond biscuit tight soft bubbles

Dried fruits, almond biscuit tight soft bubbles

Sep 14th, 2017
Gigi Pan

It's 159 eme edition. #lebernardin# paring with caviar tartar.

It's 159 eme edition. #lebernardin# paring with caviar tartar.

Apr 25th, 2017
Bob Bath

Master Sommelier & Educator CIA Greystone

9.3

Bob had this 2 years ago

Bob had this 2 years ago

Jan 26th, 2018
Lisa Owens

Lisa had this a year ago

Lisa had this a year ago

Jun 4th, 2018
Christopher Steegle

Christopher had this a year ago

Christopher had this a year ago

Mar 13th, 2018