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Krug Grande Cuvée 169ème Edition Champagne 375ml Half-bottle

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Like a gymnast, this partners power with grace. Set on the finely detailed texture, flavors of fig paste, crystallized honey, toasted brioche, coconut and kumquat wrap around well-honed acidity, with an aromatic core of grated ginger, cumin and ground coffee. Ends with a long, long, smoky finish. Drink now through 2025.

 

CRITICAL ACCLAIM


Wine Spectator - "Rich, with smoky hints of roasted almond and toasted brioche, this crystalline Champagne offers a finely detailed mousse that carries the firm, citrusy acidity and flavors of patisserie apple, spun honey and tangy black cherry, accented by subtle, aromatic hints of ground cumin and clove, bergamot and chamomile. Disgorged August 2013. "


Robert Parker - "The Grande Cuvee is scented of croissant, buttered cinnamon toast and warm strawberries with a hint of smoky bacon. Muscular and still very taut in the mouth, the densely packed flavors are refreshed with a pure, crisp acid line. It finishes long with plenty of toast and nut layers."


Wine Enthusiast - "With its minimum of six years' bottle aging, this is a beautifully integrated, mature wine. It has a wonderful toast character, layered over sliced pears and ripe acidity. With its complex poise between lightness and richness, this remains an intensely impressive wine."


Connoisseurs Guide - "Non-vintaged though it may be, this wine has in the past shown as one of the older cuvees in our tastings, and so again does it do so here. This time, as one expects of Krug, the aged, toasty, minerally character is accompanied by bright, acid-braced, still evident fruit. One might quibble about a bit of chalkiness in the finish."


Antonio Galloni- "Bright yellow-gold. Expressive, toasty bouquet of poached pear, white peach and orange zest, with toasted nut and anise nuances adding complexity. Dry and focused on the palate, offering ripe orchard fruit, buttered toast and ginger flavors that gain weight with air. Shows a suave blend of richness and tension, finishing with excellent clarity and lingering smoke, nut and gingerbread flavors. I'll bet that this Champagne will be even better with another five to ten years of bottle age."

 

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Country France
Region Champagne
Winery Krug
Grape Varietals Champagne Blend
Size 375 milliliter
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