Krug

Grande Cuveé 166ÈME Édition Brut Champagne Blend

9.441 ratings
9.410 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

A total stunner, the ‘166EME’ by Krug is a blend of 140 wines ranging from vintages 1996-2010. The wine spent seven years in the cellar before disgorgement in Winter 2016-17. Blending for the wine was crafted near harvest in 2010 with the final edition being 45% Pinot Noir, 39% Chardonnay and 16% Pinot Meunier. The wine shows dizzying light bubbles in the glass, showcasing lemon oil infused sourdough bread with nutty and earthy undertones that entice on the nose. The palate is sensationally refreshing, showing tremendous verve and elegance that the ‘Grand Cuvee’ is truly known for. Shades of marzipan dance with the copious citrus zest, and macadamia nut baked bread flavors. There are undertones of peat moss that line the high tones. Complex and delicious to the last drop, this magnificent wine is showing remarkably now but will continue to build for the next two decades or more. Drink 2019-2040- 97

A total stunner, the ‘166EME’ by Krug is a blend of 140 wines ranging from vintages 1996-2010. The wine spent seven years in the cellar before disgorgement in Winter 2016-17. Blending for the wine was crafted near harvest in 2010 with the final edition being 45% Pinot Noir, 39% Chardonnay and 16% Pinot Meunier. The wine shows dizzying light bubbles in the glass, showcasing lemon oil infused sourdough bread with nutty and earthy undertones that entice on the nose. The palate is sensationally refreshing, showing tremendous verve and elegance that the ‘Grand Cuvee’ is truly known for. Shades of marzipan dance with the copious citrus zest, and macadamia nut baked bread flavors. There are undertones of peat moss that line the high tones. Complex and delicious to the last drop, this magnificent wine is showing remarkably now but will continue to build for the next two decades or more. Drink 2019-2040- 97

May 23rd, 2019
Ellen Clifford

Sometimes you visit friends at restaurants and sometime STUPID people leave behind some Krug (morons) and you friend gives you a sip of their discarded magic. So...everything. I forever love Krug. Dunno if I love it or Dom Ruinart better I guess it depends on the style I desire.

Sometimes you visit friends at restaurants and sometime STUPID people leave behind some Krug (morons) and you friend gives you a sip of their discarded magic. So...everything. I forever love Krug. Dunno if I love it or Dom Ruinart better I guess it depends on the style I desire.

Apr 20th, 2019
Shay A
9.4

In the name of science, a few champagnes/sparkling wines were sampled today in an effort to help a friend for comparative research reasons. Hard way to spend a Monday...

There was quite a debate about what is “oxidative” in style versus what is “reductive” (and what doesn’t fall in those categories). That aside, I really enjoy the Krug house style. Toasty nougat, and caramel up front, which turns more salted caramel and old cashew in the middle before ending with brown sugar coated pear & caramel apple. To me, the style here is about showing the vessel which carries the fruit (oak, age, older vintage base) vs actually showing the fruit itself. Thanks
@Weston Eidson

In the name of science, a few champagnes/sparkling wines were sampled today in an effort to help a friend for comparative research reasons. Hard way to spend a Monday...

There was quite a debate about what is “oxidative” in style versus what is “reductive” (and what doesn’t fall in those categories). That aside, I really enjoy the Krug house style. Toasty nougat, and caramel up front, which turns more salted caramel and old cashew in the middle before ending with brown sugar coated pear & caramel apple. To me, the style here is about showing the vessel which carries the fruit (oak, age, older vintage base) vs actually showing the fruit itself. Thanks
@Weston Eidson

Feb 19th, 2019
Lee Pitofsky

*didn’t take notes

*didn’t take notes

Feb 7th, 2019
Jeff Loo

This needs some time to age. Not nearly as friendly as open as say the 164 or even 163. Missing the mark for me. Let’s hope age does something good for this. Always on the hunt for old label Krug and this is exactly why.

This needs some time to age. Not nearly as friendly as open as say the 164 or even 163. Missing the mark for me. Let’s hope age does something good for this. Always on the hunt for old label Krug and this is exactly why.

Dec 18th, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

Quite a bit more weight and phenolic character than I was expecting. Needs some bottle time.

Quite a bit more weight and phenolic character than I was expecting. Needs some bottle time.

Nov 8th, 2018
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Rich, ripe and round. Gorgeous!

Rich, ripe and round. Gorgeous!

Aug 16th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Concentrated Grand Cuvée, brown pear, honey, orange peel, Meyer lemon

Concentrated Grand Cuvée, brown pear, honey, orange peel, Meyer lemon

Aug 8th, 2018
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.1

Brioche. Subtle. Bitter balance. Austere.

Brioche. Subtle. Bitter balance. Austere.

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