Krug

Grande Cuveé 164ÈME Édition Brut Champagne Blend

9.456 ratings
9.48 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Top Notes For
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
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
Greg Koslosky

Young but promising should be great with more age ,base vintage 2008. After tasting it over 3 days I had to increase my score !

Young but promising should be great with more age ,base vintage 2008. After tasting it over 3 days I had to increase my score !

1 person found it helpfulFeb 19th, 2018
John Van Trijp

Edt 164

Edt 164

Aug 21st, 2019
Manny Abascal

Approachable. Wotn for me.

Approachable. Wotn for me.

May 4th, 2019
Thijs Hendriks

Magnum. 2008 based.

Magnum. 2008 based.

Apr 2nd, 2019
Rodolfo Coppel

Magnum

Magnum

Mar 14th, 2019
Rodolfo Coppel

Magnum

Magnum

Mar 14th, 2019