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.
Krug Grande Cuvée (164rd Edition). Base årgangen i denne version er super årgangen 2008 som allerede nu har høstet imponerende anmeldelser. 62% af blenden er 2008 mens reservevin fra helt tilbage til 1990 er benyttet. Lagringspotentialet er 20-25 år..
Druesammensætningen er 48% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay og 17% Pinot Meunier.