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Krug : Grande Cuvée 166ème Édition
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Krug : Grande Cuvée 166ème Édition

Krug : Grande Cuvée 166ème Édition

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The richness and elegance of a legendary Krug Champagne

Each year, Krug recreates its legend through an exceptional Champagne. In the 166th Edition of a series of legendary Champagnes, the new Grande Cuvée Krug 166 reveals the brilliance and virtuosity of a blend of 140 wines from 13 different vintages, the youngest dating from 2010 and the oldest from 1998.

With grapes from the 2010 harvest, the Maison Krug's Grande Cuvée 166 immortalizes the expression of a vintage during which the contrasts in weather triggered the expression of each grape variety.

The complexity and unparalleled sophistication testifies to the know-how that gives the House of Krug its acclaim. The Grande Cuvée 166 Krug blend combines 45% Pinot Noir, 39% Chardonnay from the best terroirs of the Côte des Blancs, and 16% Pinot Meunier for a touch of zeal. This exceptional Grande Cuvée 166th Edition brings together no less than 42% of reserve wines, which combine the structure and roundness of the wines from 2000 with the wines from 2006 from Verzy and Bouzy to harmonize with the generosity of the Grande Cuvée de Krug.

After taking the time to age in the cool, impressive chalk cellars of the House, the Krug Grande Cuvée 166th edition is a discovery of a sensational elegance and distinction. The appearance charms with finesse and liveliness to reveal a perfect stream of bubbles. The aromatic bouquet is one of refinement and complexity with apple, hazelnut and rich nougat aromas, along with delicate floral notes. The palate evolves with liveliness to give a pure and distinctive texture. A deliciously round mouthfeel unfolds with elegance that is subtly balanced between the flavours and the biting acidity. The precision, elegant elegance and refinement of this cuvée will seduce the greatest Krug lovers and will promise great ageing potential.

Krug : Grande Cuvée 166ème Édition
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