Krug

Grande Cuvée 159 Ème Édition Brut Champagne Blend

9.51 ratings
9.51 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
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