NV Krug Grande Cuvee Vertical Edition 1 (Case of six 75cl bottles)

£1,800 (including all UK duties & taxes)

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The first of these six bottle verticals of Krug editions, provided in a rather natty purple case.
This is a great way of understanding what Krug is really all about: blending.
This case has one 75cl bottle each of the 161st to the 166th Grande Cuvees in it, some of which (notably the 165th) are particularly hard to obtain on their own.
Don’t expect the best vintages of the base wine here to always make the best Grande Cuvees because if Krug didn’t declare that vintage you have the whole Krug estate to pick from and the best grapes make it into the Grande Cuvee.

Krug Grande Cuvee 161eme Edition: Based around the 2005 vintage (an above average year), making up 68% of the final wine, the remainder made up of reserve wines from as far back as the 1990 vintage. 44 % Pinot Noir, 37% Chardonnay and 19% Pinot Meunier.
Krug Grande Cuvee 162eme Edition: Based around the 2006 vintage (good for red grapes, less good for Chardonnay), making up 60% of the final wine, the remainder made up of reserve wines from as far back as the 1990 vintage. % Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 21% Pinot Meunier.
Krug Grande Cuvee 163eme Edition: Based around the 2007 vintage (a good year for Chardonnay, less so for the red grapes), making up 73% of the final wine, the remainder made up of reserve wines from as far back as the 1990 vintage. 37% Pinot Noir, 32% Chardonnay and 31% Pinot Meunier, a much higher proportion of Pinot Meunier than usual.
Krug Grande Cuvee 164eme Edition: Based around the 2008 vintage (an excellent year), making up 68% of the final wine, the remainder made up of reserve wines from as far back as the 1990 vintage. 48% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 17% Pinot Meunier.
Krug Grande Cuvee 165eme Edition: Based around the 2009 vintage (a very good year), making up 69% of the final wine, the remainder made up of reserve wines from as far back as the 1990 vintage. 47% Pinot Noir, 38% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier.
Krug Grande Cuvee 166eme Edition: Based around the 2010 vintage (good for red grapes, less good for Chardonnay), making up 58% of the final wine, the remainder made up of reserve wines from as far back as the 1990 vintage. 45% Pinot Noir, 39% Chardonnay and 16% Pinot Meunier.

Producer Notes

There are those that balk at Krug’s prices and see them as elitist and unapproachable and there are those that believe them to be the king of Champagne.
The original Mr Krug was a German but Krug Champagne is pretty much the archetype of French Champagne. It is also our favourite Champagne here at Nemo. The wine ages splendidly and when 20-30 years old, develops a more toasted, Rich-Tea-biscuit flavour which we adore.
istorically, they have offered a Grande Cuvee, a vintage and a rosé Champagne as well as Le Clos de Mesnil which is a single vineyard blanc de blancs. The range of wines is now a little extensive but we would still recommend the non-vintage, the vintage and the Clos du Mesnils.

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