Krug

Grande Cuveé 166ÈME Édition Brut Champagne Blend

9.427 ratings
9.47 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
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
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
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Nov 13th, 2018
Logan Edwards

Zesty lemon. I'm pretty sure there is no better pairing with summer weather in South Carolina.

Zesty lemon. I'm pretty sure there is no better pairing with summer weather in South Carolina.

Aug 9th, 2019
Ron Siegel

This had a lot of energy & grip showing lemon citrus, pear, apple skin, toasted brioche, & mineral.

This had a lot of energy & grip showing lemon citrus, pear, apple skin, toasted brioche, & mineral.

May 12th, 2019
Manny Abascal

Hazelnut. Closed.

Hazelnut. Closed.

May 4th, 2019