Krug


Krug Grande Cuvée Prestige 168eme Edition |Prestige |NV

Krug

Krug Grande Cuvée Prestige 168eme Edition

Prestige NV

$299.95

"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

A light golden colour and fine, vivacious bubbles, holding a promise of pleasure. Aromas of flowers in bloom, ripe, dried and citrus fruits, as well as marzipan and gingerbread. Flavours of hazelnut, nougat, barley sugar, jellied and citrus fruits, almonds, brioche and honey.

The 168eme Edition is a blend of 191 wines from 13 different years, the youngest of which is from 2011, while the oldest dates back to 1995. Its final composition is 47% Pinot Noir, 36% Chardonnay and 17% Meunier. A stay of around seven years in Krug’s cellars gives Krug Grande Cuvée 168ème Édition its distinct expression and elegance

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The KRUG ID is: 218 019

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!

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. 

About the house 

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. 

Winemaking


Barrel-maturation Aged 6 Years on Lees

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