Krug

Grande Cuvée 159 Ème Édition Brut Champagne Blend

9.420 ratings
9.42 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

1 person found it helpfulJul 5th, 2019
Lee Pitofsky

Blend of multiple vintages, oldest being 1988 and youngest being 2005 with the majority from the fabulous 1996 vintage

Blend of multiple vintages, oldest being 1988 and youngest being 2005 with the majority from the fabulous 1996 vintage

1 person found it helpfulMar 19th, 2017
Marco Host

Not a bad shift drink

Not a bad shift drink

Jan 1st, 2018
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
Layne Albert

Layne had this 9 months ago

Layne had this 9 months ago

Aug 25th, 2019
Layne Albert

Layne had this a year ago

Layne had this a year ago

May 27th, 2019
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Layne had this 2 years ago

Jun 7th, 2018
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Jonathan Williams

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Dec 31st, 2017