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NV Krug Grande Cuvée 171ème Edition - 6x75cl
19NVKRUG1716PK _ NV - Krug Grande Cuvée 171ème Edition - 6x75cl
  • Colour Champagne_Sparkling
  • Producer Krug
  • Region Champagne
  • Drinking 2022 - 2040
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available Now

NV - Krug Grande Cuvée 171ème Edition - 6x75cl

  • Colour Champagne Sparkling
  • Producer Krug
  • Region Champagne
  • Drinking 2022 - 2040
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available Now
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Pricing Info
Case price: £1,237.24 Duty Paid inc VAT
Equivalent Bottle Price: £206.20 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £1,015.00 In Bond
Please note: This wine is available for immediate delivery.
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  • Wine Advocate, June 2023, Score: 94

    The NV Grande Cuvée 171ème Edition is a delightful blend of 45% Pinot Noir, 37% Chardonnay and 18% Pinot Meunier and boasts an attractive and captivating aroma of dried fruits, pastry, lemon oil, marzipan, spring flowers and ginger, with hints of almond and vanilla notes that become more pronounced over time. This medium to full-bodied wine is precise and well-structured, with a fleshy core of fruit and a sapid, incisive finish. Crafted around the 2015 vintage, the blend comprises 131 reserve wines from as far back as 2000 (42% of the total blend) and is expected to age beautifully over the next decade.

  • James Suckling, November 2023, Score: 99

    The tightness and tension of this is impressive considering the youngest wine from this is 2015 (hot and dry year), with some wines going back to 2000. Ginger and orange zest. Some creme brulee. It's medium-bodied with apple, pie crust and floral character. It's salty and zesty yet, at the same time, complex and gorgeous. Chamomile and other floral teas highlight everything. Turns rich and flavorful at the finish. Terrific release. Really takes off at the end. Drink or hold.

  • Vinous, March 2024, Score: 95

    The NV Grande Cuvée 171ème Édition, based on the 2015 vintage, is every bit as impressive as it was the last time I tasted it. Creamy, layered and resonant, the 171 is seriously impressive. The style is one that favors tension over volume. Lemon peel, white flowers and white pepper open first. Hints of marzipan, tangerine peel and spice add an exotic flair to this mid-weight, understated Grand Cuvée. Floral notes and bright acids perk up the finish. The 171 is wonderfully fresh and vibrant from start to finish. The blend is 45% Pinot Noir, 37% Chardonnay and 18% Meunier, vintages 2015 through 2000. Krug ID: 122013. Disgorged: Winter: 2021-2022.

  • Jancis Robinson, September 2023, Score: 18

    Based on the 2015 vintage, a blend of 134 base wines back to 2000. (Note that a new Krug app will read the famous Krug ID codes immediately.) Very lively, crisp nose. Tense and surprisingly vibrant for such a hot growing season – positively explosive in terms of its impact on the nose and palate. Lots of acidity and impressively long. A very good Krug, Grande Cuvée.

Producer

Krug

Since 1843, with unique single-mindedness and sense of purpose, the Krug family have proudly cultivated the markedly individual character of their exceptional champagne. A certain idea of excellence has been quietly redefined through six generations without a break. Krug's founder, Johann-Joseph Krug, was a maverick who turned his back on a comfortable position in an established champagne house to strike out on his own. He...Read more

Since 1843, with unique single-mindedness and sense of purpose, the Krug family have proudly cultivated the markedly individual character of their exceptional champagne. A certain idea of excellence has been quietly redefined through six generations without a break. Krug's founder, Johann-Joseph Krug, was a maverick who turned his back on a comfortable position in an established champagne house to strike out on his own. He had not only the vision, but also the talent, to achieve his ambition of creating champagne with a taste quite unlike any other. Subsequent generations of the Krug family not merely honoured his achievement, but amplified it, bringing genuine pride and passion to their craft. Krug champagne is the culmination of painstaking care and unrivalled craftsmanship. The result is a taste that is instantly identifiable and utterly unforgettable - a breathtaking abundance of flavours, an extraordinary contrast of richness and freshness, power and finesse. Not only is Krug a personal favourite of experts and connoisseurs, it is regarded the world over as the ultimate expression of discernment and individuality.Read less

Region

Champagne

Champagne, the world's greatest sparkling wine, needs little introduction - with imitations produced in virtually every country capable of growing grapes, including such unlikely candidates as India and China. The Champagne region, to the north of Paris, has the most northerly vineyards in France, with vines grown on slopes with a southerly exposure to maximise sunlight. The soil is chalky, providing an excellent balance of drainage and water retention. The key to the wine is in the cellar - the bubbles result from a second fermentation in the bottle and the rich toasty flavours in great Champagne come from extended bottle ageing on the yeasty lees. Until the eighteenth century, the wines produced in the Champagne area were light acidic white wines, with no hint of sparkle. However glass and closure technology developed at that time and it was not long before Dom Perignon, a Benedictine monk at the Abbey of Hautvilliers, started experimenting with blends and produced the first recognisable champagne. In a world accustomed to still wines, the advent of champagne was almost a flop. It was saved when it became fashionable at the French court as a result of Louis XV's mistress Madame de Pompadour commenting "Champagne is the only wine that lets a woman remain beautiful after she has drunk it." And the rest is history, with famous (or infamous) champagne lovers including Casanova, Dumas, Wagner, Winston Churchill, James Bond and Coco Chanel.