Krug

Grande Cuveé 166ÈME Édition Brut Champagne Blend

9.324 ratings
9.36 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cake & Cream, Soft Cheese, Hard Cheese, Salads & Greens, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Fish, Chicken, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Nuts & Seeds, Fruit & Berries, Beans & Peas, Exotic Spices, Turkey, Pungent Cheese, Shellfish, Oyster
Top Notes For
Shawn R

Krug in all its glory, what’s not to like!

Krug in all its glory, what’s not to like!

Jul 13th, 2020
Shawn R

166 edition. Just excellent.

166 edition. Just excellent.

Oct 26th, 2019
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.1

You can never go wrong with Krug

You can never go wrong with Krug

Oct 17th, 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
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 'Grande Cuvée' 167ÈME Edition from Krug is a simply sensational effort that is drinking marvelously now, but is ultimately destined for an exceedingly long life in the cellar. This particular wine was disgorged in Spring 2017 and is a blend of 191 wines ranging from vintages 1995-2011. The aromatics show wonderful mustiness, white truffle and peat moss with bright nectarine rind, toasted macadamia nut, kumquat, marzipan and a lovely nutty character all build in the glass. The brightness and intensity on the palate excites with wonderful weight, textural richness as well as a dazzling minerality. Mouth-watering acidity accompanies this beautiful Champagne with lemon zest, wild mushroom and ginger infused sourdough bread flavors with diatomaceous earth undertones all impress. An absolute stunner, this brilliant Chamagne is glorious now and should go on to evolve and drink beautifully over the next two decades. Drink 2019-2040- 97

The 'Grande Cuvée' 167ÈME Edition from Krug is a simply sensational effort that is drinking marvelously now, but is ultimately destined for an exceedingly long life in the cellar. This particular wine was disgorged in Spring 2017 and is a blend of 191 wines ranging from vintages 1995-2011. The aromatics show wonderful mustiness, white truffle and peat moss with bright nectarine rind, toasted macadamia nut, kumquat, marzipan and a lovely nutty character all build in the glass. The brightness and intensity on the palate excites with wonderful weight, textural richness as well as a dazzling minerality. Mouth-watering acidity accompanies this beautiful Champagne with lemon zest, wild mushroom and ginger infused sourdough bread flavors with diatomaceous earth undertones all impress. An absolute stunner, this brilliant Chamagne is glorious now and should go on to evolve and drink beautifully over the next two decades. Drink 2019-2040- 97

Feb 14th, 2019
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
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.1

Brioche. Subtle. Bitter balance. Austere.

Brioche. Subtle. Bitter balance. Austere.

1 person found it helpfulMay 24th, 2018
Jason Sliwa

Fun. Vicki’s birthday present. Solidly delicious. Broad spectrum of elements, and delicate bubbles.

Fun. Vicki’s birthday present. Solidly delicious. Broad spectrum of elements, and delicate bubbles.

Sep 9th, 2020
Canon Thomas

Blended from 163 wines from 1990-2006. 44% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay, 21% Meunier. Bottled in 2014. Beautiful foam. Toasty, briochy, hazelnuts, gingerbread, merengue, spicy and warm. Citrus, fresh apples, dried pineapple, honey. Warming and fresh.

Blended from 163 wines from 1990-2006. 44% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay, 21% Meunier. Bottled in 2014. Beautiful foam. Toasty, briochy, hazelnuts, gingerbread, merengue, spicy and warm. Citrus, fresh apples, dried pineapple, honey. Warming and fresh.

Dec 25th, 2019
Alexander Reshetilov

супер строго и супер классично. Бриош, железо, курага, корка яблока, соль. Рафинад. Палитра не очень впечатляет, но структура очень крутая. Думаешь о ней на следующий день.

супер строго и супер классично. Бриош, железо, курага, корка яблока, соль. Рафинад. Палитра не очень впечатляет, но структура очень крутая. Думаешь о ней на следующий день.

Apr 10th, 2019