Krug Grande Cuvée - Edition 163

Maison Krug recently made a fantastic announcement which we were very excited to report! From here forward, all releases of Krug Grande Cuvée will have a unique edition number clearly printed on the front label and today sees the first release of its kind – Edition 163, marking the 163rd release of Grande Cuvée since the foundation of Maison Krug in 1843.

Many customers will have had the wonderful experience of tasting Grande Cuvée with bottle age but with a seemingly generic non-vintage label it was formerly almost impossible to trace a bottle’s age unless meticulous cellar records had been kept. This new labelling will allow you to retrieve detailed notes on the various composite wines that make up this blend as well as allow you to monitor the evolution of the wine in your cellar with recent tasting notes. It is a great way to build a collection as well as a deeper understanding of each individual release. All Grande Cuvée is created to produce the best, but no two releases are the same.

The 163ème Edition of Krug Grande Cuvée is an extraordinary blend of 183 wines from 12 different years, the oldest from 1990 and the youngest from 2007. It has spent over 8 years ageing in the Krug cellars gaining depth, harmony, finesse and elegance. Blending many base wines of varying ages gives Krug Grande Cuvée its unique fullness of flavours and aromas, incredible generosity and an absolute elegance that are impossible to express with the wines of just a single year. The final composition of this Krug Grande Cuvée- Edition 163 is : 37% Pinot Noir, 32% Chardonnay and 31% Meunier. It was disgorged in winter 2014/2015.

At a recent Krug event, some of the Farr Vintners team were lucky enough to taste the 163ème Edition Grande Cuvée (2007 base wine) alongside an older Grande Cuvée (2001 base wine) which was originally shipped in 2007. This made for a fascinating comparison – much like comparing and appraising two great vintages of contrasting ages from a famous château. Krug Grande Cuvée is a wine which benefits enormously from prolonged cellaring; from here forward, each individual edition can be viewed and savoured as one would a single vintage wine.

Minimum Order – 6 bottles
This wine is available for delivery from mid-November

NV Krug Grande Cuvée – Edition 163

Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts GBP
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ChampagneN.V.Krug Grande Cuvee Edition 163BT591,170.00cs95 ANAdd to Basket
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“This mouthwatering Champagne shows a lovely sense of finesse, with firm acidity deftly married to a rich profile of crème de cassis, toasted brioche and lime blossom, accented by hints of café au lait, singed orange peel and exotic spice. Long and plush on the finish. Disgorged 2014. Drink now through 2024. "

95 points, Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator, Oct 2016

Minimum Order – 6 bottles
This wine is available for delivery from mid-November