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N.V. Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 166eme

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  • France
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  • csimm1161 wrote: 92 points

    April 30, 2021 - 3 days in Napa: Arkenstone, Memento Mori, Maxem, The French Laundry, Christopher Tynan, Kinsman, Harlan, Vice Versa, Accendo, Fairchild, Macdonald, and a truckload of others (Napa): Of course, you always must start out a Harlan tasting with a nice glass of Krug to best assist you with sauntering around a Napa legend’s property in style. This Champagne behaves just as most other Krugs I’ve had. I like it. It’s good. It may get an honorable mention in a Champagne congeniality contest, but it’s hopefully not trying to win any spelling bees or compete for star athlete of the year. Friendly and pleasant, if but a bit predictable. Style-wise, this level of Krug always presents tinges of oxidative qualities, with a funky banana peel note that infiltrates the profile. Some people dig this; others may not. With air and with warmth, it exaggerates this phenomenon. Drink now and drink cold.

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  • LiteItOnFire commented:

    4/30/21, 6:37 PM - I was not a fan of this edition but 164 and 168 I have really enjoyed. I know they are not your thing but I have really enjoyed spending time with the 168- reading books, drawing and even watercolors.

  • csimm1161 commented:

    5/1/21, 7:46 AM - I had a hit and miss relationship with the 165. I recall liking the 164, but after a few more recent iterations and also after diving pretty deep into the ‘grower’ Champagne scene and finding some awesome little producers, I’ve pretty much dismissed the big houses. They are still well made, but I prefer a bit more personally and uniqueness. Plus I’m a huge low/no dosage guy. Style preferences in the end more than anything here I think.

  • LiteItOnFire commented:

    5/1/21, 8:39 AM - Makes complete sense. I am so far behind you on champagne you can already see me right in front of you as you are taking your 50th lap and I am still on my first :)

  • csimm1161 commented:

    5/1/21, 9:44 AM - Hardly... But at some point when we can connect, we will try some fun Champs and see how they perform!

  • LiteItOnFire commented:

    5/1/21, 10:19 AM - I will bring the Asti!

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