I drink more Champagne than anything else. I try not to drink every day, but if I would, I would probably choose to drink Champagne every day. If money wasn’t an option and I was forced to choose one Champagne to drink for the rest of my life, it would be Krug.
“KRUG GRANDE CUVÉE IS THE ARCHETYPE OF KRUG’S PHILOSOPHY OF CRAFTSMANSHIP AND SAVOIR FAIRE: A BLEND OF MORE THAN 120 WINES FROM TEN OR MORE DIFFERENT YEARS. ITS EXCEPTIONAL FINESSE IS THE RESULT OF A STAY OF AT LEAST ANOTHER SIX YEARS IN THE CELLARS. AROUND TWENTY YEARS ARE NEEDED TO CRAFT EACH BOTTLE OF KRUG GRANDE CUVÉE: THE FIRST PRESTIGE CHAMPAGNE RE-CREATED EACH YEAR, BEYOND THE VERY NOTION OF VINTAGE.”
This bottling is the 166th Edition of Krug’s “Grande Cuvée”. This edition spent about 7 years on the lees in the cellars of Krug developing it’s unique personality. It is a blend of 140 different wines from 13 different years between 1998 & 2010. It is comprised of 45% Pinot Noir, 39% Chardonnay, & 16% Pinot Meunier.
As I said, when all things are considered, the is my favorite Champagne. Understandably, at $185/btl it’s not something that most of us can enjoy on a regular basis. $119, however, makes it look a whole lot more attractive, and $99/btl is simply a steal.
Pairings: In case you were interested, Krug believes in pairing all sorts of things with their wines. From food to music, here are Krug’s recommendations for your Krug experience:
Food: Black Truffles, Artichokes, Roasted Chestnuts, or Extra Aged Hard Cheeses
Music: Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto
Krug “Grande Cuvée” 166th Edition Tasting Notes: “As you taste it, notes of toasted bread, hazelnut, nougat, barley sugar and jellied fruits may take you by surprise. You may even taste hints of apples still on the tree, flowers in bloom, ripe and dried fruit, almonds, marzipan, gingerbread, sweet spices and even brioche and honey. You may also notice its exceptional freshness in the mouth, with rich and tangy flavours of lemon and grapefruit enhanced by the subtlety of its fine and elegant bubbles. Krug Grande Cuvée can age beautifully.”
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Normal Price: $185
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