Krug

Grande Cuveé 164ÈME Édition Brut Champagne Blend

9.485 ratings
9.423 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Top Notes For
Jason Li

Need no explanation. It's Krug.

Need no explanation. It's Krug.

Jan 1st, 2019
Conrad Green

Very bright and lifted and mineral. Great definition and real depth lurking beneath. A fine mousse with electric tension and acidity. Tightly wound but all in place. Great stuff. 2008 base.

Very bright and lifted and mineral. Great definition and real depth lurking beneath. A fine mousse with electric tension and acidity. Tightly wound but all in place. Great stuff. 2008 base.

Dec 3rd, 2018
Cody Short

More Krug. More awesomeness

More Krug. More awesomeness

Nov 30th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.5

Medium lemon gold in appearance with tiny bubbles. Still an absolutely baby, took a couple hours just to open up. Thick nose layered with brioche, lemon zest, acidic Granny Smith apples and some gravel. High mouthwatering acidity (8/10) and full bodied. Quite austere in its youth wanting to come out of its shell. Electrifying on the tongue with layers of citrus zest, white minerality, green apples, a touch of salinity and some yeast. Long and never ending finish. Drink from 2020 till 2045.

This bottling is the 164ème Édition of the Grande Cuvée by Krug which spent at least 8 years aging in the cellars (bottled Summer 2016) and is comprised of a blend of 127 different wines (38% reserve) covering 11 different vintages from 1990 to 2008. The blend is made up of 48% Pinot Noir (some from Montagne de Reims, Verzenay and Ay), 35% Chardonnay (some from Villers-Marmery and Trépail) and 17% Pinot Meunier (some from Sainte-Gemme).

Medium lemon gold in appearance with tiny bubbles. Still an absolutely baby, took a couple hours just to open up. Thick nose layered with brioche, lemon zest, acidic Granny Smith apples and some gravel. High mouthwatering acidity (8/10) and full bodied. Quite austere in its youth wanting to come out of its shell. Electrifying on the tongue with layers of citrus zest, white minerality, green apples, a touch of salinity and some yeast. Long and never ending finish. Drink from 2020 till 2045.

This bottling is the 164ème Édition of the Grande Cuvée by Krug which spent at least 8 years aging in the cellars (bottled Summer 2016) and is comprised of a blend of 127 different wines (38% reserve) covering 11 different vintages from 1990 to 2008. The blend is made up of 48% Pinot Noir (some from Montagne de Reims, Verzenay and Ay), 35% Chardonnay (some from Villers-Marmery and Trépail) and 17% Pinot Meunier (some from Sainte-Gemme).

Oct 31st, 2018
Cody Short

Love my Krug splits

Love my Krug splits

Aug 18th, 2018
Cody Short

So impressive!

So impressive!

Aug 18th, 2018
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

9.5

One and done. It was a long day

One and done. It was a long day

Mar 22nd, 2018
Aaron Means

One of my all time favorite champs

One of my all time favorite champs

Mar 4th, 2018
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.7

Fabulous. As stellar as it has always been in the past.

Fabulous. As stellar as it has always been in the past.

Dec 30th, 2017
Rebecca Fletcher

Fresh from the oven warm rolls, lemon, green apple, and a hint of floral. M+ acid, m body, long finish.

Fresh from the oven warm rolls, lemon, green apple, and a hint of floral. M+ acid, m body, long finish.

Nov 10th, 2017