White - Sparkling

N.V. Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 162eme

Champagne Blend

  • France
  • Champagne
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • acyso wrote: 95 points

    November 12, 2019 - Krug House (2006 release) (Chicago, IL): 414082. Probably my favourite bottle of the evening (again). This is Jungian archetypal Krug. Rich and concentrated, with a balance of oxidative nutty tones and plenty of bright acidity-driven freshness. It's really a complete package. These older GCs are really some of the best champagnes out there (I'm thinking of an older 2005 disgorgement that I drank recently, too).

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  • acyso wrote: 93 points

    November 11, 2019 - Krug House (2006 release) (Chicago, IL): 414082. Probably my favourite of the wines poured tonight -- this tasted the closest to my conception of Krug. A little nuttier with some very lovely browned fruit tones, counterbalanced by acidity that is there but not screechy. Rounded on the palate, this was the wine most ready to drink and showing the best.

  • BenBlu Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 6, 2019 - Krug dinner at Farr Vintners (Farr Vintners London): Very nice and side by side the 2006 vintage my slight preference for the NV 162 but there is certainly a detectable similarity between the two. Lovely roast notes and citrus but in the context of the evening simply not quite matching the Krug NV 164 out of magnum.

  • GTFreek wrote:

    November 5, 2019 - 48/31/21 Pinot/Chard/Meunier.
    Medium plus nose shows nice earth, yellow flowers, deeper feel than the 167eme, mineral tone, must. Palate matches with complexities better than I'm describing, lees notes, depth and freshness together.

  • Jammy Wine Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 19, 2019 - The 162nd Edition is one of the finer Krug Grande Cuvee in recent vintages, 2006 base vintage, a blend of vintages from 1990 - 2007, disgorged in 2014. Most of the Krug 162nd Edition were labelled as normal Grande Cuvee but the Krug ID from this edition will show 214xxx or 314xxx. The 2006 vintage suits Krug house style excellently, structured and generous which complements Krug’s muscular oxidative style well. Luminous Chardonnay fruits from Mesnil-sur-Oger, Avize and Villers Mamery giving a bright mineral edge, and the structured Pinot fruits fits the creamy oxidative style. Mousey and rich. (93/100)

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    6/18/2019 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Krug
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 162eme
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
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  • Appellation Champagne

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  • Pending Delivery 21 (13%)
  • In Cellars 119 (72%)
  • Consumed 25 (15%)

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