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NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée 164ème Édition Krug, Champagne, Champagne, France

In Bond case price:
£800.00
Country France
Region Champagne
Appellation Champagne
Producer Krug
Vintage NV
Type White (Sparkling)
Grape Variety Champagne Blend
ABV 12.0%
Format 6x75cl
Packaging Original Cardboard Case
Duty Status In Bond
Provenance Purchased by Liquid Assets on release from a UK-based merchant; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility
Availability 8 cases

97 Antonio Galloni, Vinous (July 2017)

Krug's NV Grand Cuvée 164 Edition is a total knockout. Based on the 2008 vintage, the 164th Edition shows all the crystalline tension and energy that is such a signature of the year. At times, the 164 reminds me of the 2008 vins clairs I tasted after harvest.

The flavors are brisk, delineated and pulsing with energy, while the more oxidative notes that are such a signature of Krug Champagnes are not especially evident. A wine of total pedigree and class, the 164 reminds me of some of the great Grand Cuvées of the 1960s and 1970s I have been lucky to taste over the years. No Champagne lover will want to be without this spectacular, captivating wine. All that said, readers should be patient, as the 164 is painfully young, austere and in need of serious cellaring.

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