White - Sparkling

N.V. Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 160eme

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  • France
  • Champagne
Drink between 2018 - 2031 (Edit)
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  • Paul S wrote: 93 points

    August 14, 2019 - Still really young, but there was certainly quality on this. The nose was tight and lemony on first pour, but slowly opened up to show more expansive aromas of white fruit, apple flesh, and touches of mineral and spice. The palate was still tight and unyielding, but there was a quiet sense of strength and power to it, with a stream of ripe appley fruit riding on an undertow of mineral and super-bright, lemony acidity into a long, full finish. Mouthfilling stuff, coating absolutely every crevice, but still so young.

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  • Burgundy Al wrote: 91 points

    July 30, 2019 - Champagne Dinner in Champaign (NAYA - Champaign IL): Mature apple and pear with good weight. Balanced power and evolved fruit well. Very good textures. Good now.

  • acyso wrote: 93 points

    July 21, 2019 - 2004 tête de cuvées blind (Chicago, IL): Served double blind. Unmistakably a large-scaled, powerful wine with a slight bit more oxidation. It was the brightness here that prevented me from making the outright call of Krug though I should have calibrated for the vintage. White fruits and flowers, powerful acids, and a very complex wine. One of the winners today.

  • WST Likes this wine: 95 points

    July 16, 2019 - I was looking for something to pair with Osetra caviar, and found the perfect match. Complex and dense, yet it seemed lean, perhaps due to the '04 acidity. It is quite autolytic and leesy, yet fresh; complex and balanced. There are a lot of good years ahead of this one.

  • dchain wrote: 91 points

    June 9, 2019 - Krug ID 2 14 031 so disgorged Q2 2014. 2004 base but wines up to 1990 vintage in this wine. I feel this has closed down for a little rest. Certainly not too old but expressing more peaty and soil elements rather than the mature orchard fruit (nectarine/peaches/apricot) that you find when you get fully mature Krug. 166 edition was far more enjoyable and energetic and I didn't love the leaner expression of this Grand Cuvee.

    A very interesting evening which shows the variation of the vintage as well as the skill in blending their Grand Cuvee. A question to all: is the G.C. actually under-valued given the ability of Krug to blend and select exactly want they want from their library wines to produce an amazing consistent and pleasurable wine?! Maybe not better than in a top vintage year but perhaps the better buy when the vintage year is a bit colder/wetter/less successful?

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  • By Simon Field MW
    Krug 2004, 10/16/2018 (link)

    (NV Krug, Grande Cuvée 160ème Édition, Champagne, France, White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2018, Issue #76, The Abbreviated Spring 2018 Champagne Trip And Other Recently Tasted Bottles

    (NV Krug Grand Cuvée “160ème Edition” Brut NV (ID #214031)) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    11/23/2017 (link)

    (NV Krug, Grande Cuvée 160ème Édition Brut ampagne White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Stimpfig
    Krug Masterclass 2017, 11/11/2017 (link)

    (NV Krug, Grande Cuvée 160ème Édition, Champagne, France, White) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Michael Edwards
    Krug Tasting, 9/4/2017 (link)

    (NV Krug, Grande Cuvée 160ème Édition, Champagne, France, White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2017, Issue #71, The Bi-Annual Champagne Report Part Two- October 2017

    (NV Krug Grande Cuvée “160th Édition” Brut (Reims) ID# 214031) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    8/28/2017 (link)

    (NV Krug, Grande Cuvée 160ème Édition Brut ampagne White) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Krug
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 160eme
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne
  • UPC Code 081753802363

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  • Pending Delivery 21 (4%)
  • In Cellars 398 (77%)
  • Consumed 98 (19%)

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