Krug


Grande Cuvée 166eme Edition|Prestige|NV

Winemaking

Winemaking


Barrel-maturation Aged 6 Years on Lees

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Foods

Foods


Biscuit

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


Fig Cherry

Red Fruits

Red Fruits


Strawberry

Reims

Reims

What to expect


"Krug leads to where most other champagne houses end, and this is every bit a prestige cuvée. Krug is adamant that it has no hierarchy in its cuvées, but price and style dictate that Grande Cuvée is always the starting point. Interestingly, the house pours in reverse order, tasting Grande Cuvée last. ‘My father said, “Red carpet for every Krug!”’ explains Olivier. ‘There is no special treatment here, and every grape at Krug is given the same respect.’

Tyson Stelzer - the Champagne Guide 2018-2019

The 166eme Edition is a blend of 140 wines from 13 different years with the oldest wine going back to 1998 and the youngest from 2010. The disgorgement was in Winter 2017.

The KRUG ID is: 117 001

On sale

$290.00

Club Price $275.50 (?)

Winemaking

Winemaking


Barrel-maturation Aged 6 Years on Lees

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Foods

Foods


Biscuit

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


Fig Cherry

Red Fruits

Red Fruits


Strawberry

What to expect


"Krug leads to where most other champagne houses end, and this is every bit a prestige cuvée. Krug is adamant that it has no hierarchy in its cuvées, but price and style dictate that Grande Cuvée is always the starting point. Interestingly, the house pours in reverse order, tasting Grande Cuvée last. ‘My father said, “Red carpet for every Krug!”’ explains Olivier. ‘There is no special treatment here, and every grape at Krug is given the same respect.’

Tyson Stelzer - the Champagne Guide 2018-2019

The 166eme Edition is a blend of 140 wines from 13 different years with the oldest wine going back to 1998 and the youngest from 2010. The disgorgement was in Winter 2017.

The KRUG ID is: 117 001

About the house 

About the house 


Food pairing

The grand daddy of champagne - Krug - has well and truly earned its place as the ‘King of Champagne’ and along with this grand title, is a grand price tag. This house is part of the Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy conglomerate but is very much left alone to create the magic it does in the vineyard and cellar but with all the marketing polish that LVMH can add. The team at Krug are fastidious, using only the best fruit parcels in their blends and vintages, with all wines being fermented in small oak barrels – a practice which is practically obsolete in Champagne. Fermentation in oak barrel and extended ageing of the wines in the cellar after secondary fermentation provides a richness and complexity that is second to none. If you like your champagne big, bold and beautiful – this is the maison for you. Treat yourself with this champagne but don’t open a bottle with more than one person in tow, you won't want to share this!

Food pairing


Krug is quite simply a special wine however, you don't need to have a special meal to go with it. Consider the simplicity of some southern fried chicken with fluffy buttermilk crust and you could possibly be in food and wine heaven.