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Krug Grande Cuvée 171ème Édition Brut

A$440.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Maker
Krug
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Region/Country
Champagne, France
Rating
99 points

Vintages

Description

Krug Grande Cuvée, a testament to the visionary aspirations of Joseph Krug, embodies the pinnacle of Champagne craftsmanship. Since its inception in 1843, the House of Krug has unwaveringly pursued excellence, manifesting in each annual Édition of Krug Grande Cuvée—a splendid ode to the most opulent expression of Champagne.

With an unfaltering commitment to quality, regardless of climatic fluctuations, Krug Grande Cuvée 171ème Édition emerges as a paragon of distinction and refinement. A meticulous maturation of approximately seven years in Krug's cellars bestows upon it a unique character and unparalleled elegance.

The artistry lies in the harmonious blend of wines spanning numerous vintages, granting Krug Grande Cuvée its incomparable richness of flavors and aromas—an elusive tapestry that transcends the limitations of any singular year's produce. Each Édition is marked by a specific number, representing the years since Joseph Krug's visionary dream was rekindled within the hallowed walls of the House of Krug.

Ratings

Score
99 points
Review

The tightness and tension of this is impressive considering the youngest wine from this is 2015 (hot and dry year), with some wines going back to 2000. Ginger and orange zest. Some creme brulee. It's medium-bodied with apple, pie crust and floral character. It's salty and zesty yet, at the same time, complex and gorgeous. Chamomile and other floral teas highlight everything. Turns rich and flavorful at the finish. Terrific release. Really takes off at the end.

Score
96 points
Score
94 points
Reviewer
The Wine Independent

Specifications

Closure
Cork, cage and foil
Serving Temp.
8-10 °C
Alcohol
12.5%
Cellar until
Now - 2040
Food pairing
Krug Grande Cuvée lends itself to a plethora of culinary combinations, from the simplest to the most sophisticated, from an extra mature parmesan to a dish of turbot à la truffe.

Tasting Profile

Nose
Krug Grande Cuvée captivates with a kaleidoscope of aromas, weaving together intricate notes that dance between floral delicacy, vibrant fruits, and the warm embrace of toasted brioche.
Palate
Grilled notes and flavours of almond paste, quince, lemon, limoncello and dried fruit

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