Krug Grand Cuvee ChampagneBlend from France
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It is a blend of 195 wines from 12 different years, the youngest of which is from 2014, while the oldest dates back to 1998. Its final composition is 51% Pinot Noir, 38% Chard...
- 96 Decanter
- 95 William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A lovely ferny nose and breezy seaside raciness. Bright yellow fruit on entry, a flicker of preserved lemon and cooked quince adding vibrancy. Then comes the Krug richness which spreads over the palate. The balance hovers tantalisingly between tactile precision and soft warm fruit and the finish reveals layers of cinnamon-tinctured blancmange, and the creaminess goes on. Rich but light on its feet. A definite buy and a keeper.
95 William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Krug's NV Grande Cuvée 170ème Édition is based on the 2014 vintage, complemented by some 45% reserve wines dating back to 1998, with the house drawing on, among many others, 2013 for structure and 2012 and 2003 for generosity. Opening in the glass with aromas of pastry cream, dried fruits, pear, warm spices, freshly baked bread and vanilla pod, it's medium to full-bodied, pillowy and fine-boned, with excellent concentration, racy acids and a precise, chiseled profile. But if the latter adjective could be applied to the 2013-base 169ème édition equally felicitously, the 2014-base 170ème is more giving and less tightly wound out of the gates and will offer more demonstrative drinking young.
It is a blend of 195 wines from 12 different years, the youngest of which is from 2014, while the oldest dates back to 1998.
Its final composition is 51% Pinot Noir, 38% Chardonnay and 11% Meunier.
A stay of around seven years in Krug’s cellars gives Krug Grande Cuvée 170ème Édition its distinct expression and elegance.
The Édition number identifies a specific creation of Krug Grande Cuvée. It corresponds to the number of years in the House of Krug the founder’s dream has been re-created. ▪ The full story of every Édition is revealed online via its Krug iD, the six digits on the back label.
96 - Decanter
95 - William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier|
|Taste||ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry, mushroom, apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream, vanilla and flower|
|Nose||barnyard, cherry, plum, game, tomato, apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream, vanilla and flower|