Champagne Grande Cuvee Flaschengärung

voll & rund
frische Säure
Pinot Noir 52%, Chardonnay 35%, Pinot Meunier 13%
12,5% Vol.
Verpackt in: 1er GP
Lobenberg: 97/100
Falstaff: 98/100
Decanter: 97+/100
Suckling: 97/100
Wine Spectator: 97/100
Parker: 96/100
Wine Enthusiast: 96/100
Vinum: 19/20
International Wine Report: 96/100
Frankreich, Champagne
Allergene: Sulfite

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Champagne Grande Cuvee Flaschengärung


Lobenberg: Krug wie immer: Eine perfekt abgestimmte Cuvee. Eleganz und Finesse, zart und doch kraftvoll. 97/100


Falstaff über: Champagne Grande Cuvee Flaschengärung

-- Falstaff: Helles Goldgelb, Silberreflexe, sehr feines, anhaltendes Mousseux. Facettenreiches Bukett nach gelbem Kernobst, etwas Backwerk, kandierten Orangenzesten, Blütenhonig und Mandelkuchen, florale Nuancen im Hintergrund. Stoffig am Gaumen, seidige, extraktsüße Textur, feine haselnussige Nuancen, helle Schokolade, finessenreicher Säurebogen, sehr elegant und lange anhaftend, im Abgang Akzente von Orangen und Nougat, mineralisch-salziger Touch im Rückgeschmack, feine Honignuancen im Nachhall, ein vielseitiger Speisenbegleiter mit großem Entwicklungspotenzial. 98/100


Decanter über: Champagne Grande Cuvee Flaschengärung

-- Decanter: 45% Pinot Noir, 39% Chardonnay, 16% Meunier, blended from 140 wines dating from 1996 to 2010, including 42% reserves. Krug leads off where most other Champagne houses end, and its entry wine is every bit a prestige cuvée. It smells and tastes like no other wine, a monumental paradox of tense freshness, profound maturity and inimitable complexity. Decadently rich, extravagantly complex and thunderingly expansive, Grande Cuvée is a vinous Champagne of multifaceted personality, yet ever-heightened tension. For all it represents, spanning 25 years of production, it presents incredible value. 97/100


Suckling über: Champagne Grande Cuvee Flaschengärung

-- Suckling: Quite rich aromas of cooked apples, peaches, pie crust and biscuit. Some dried pineapple. Full bodied with layers of fruit and a really lively backbone of acidity and energy. Really zippy and energetic at the end. A beauty. Based on the 2012 harvest, but 13 different years in the blend. Drink now. 97/100


Wine Spectator über: Champagne Grande Cuvee Flaschengärung

-- Wine Spectator: This is all about balance and the integration of power and finesse, with finely honed acidity supporting flavors of quince paste, dried black cherry, spun honey and candied orange zest, while rich notes of roasted walnut, coffee liqueur and toasted cardamom resonate on the finish. Hard to stop sipping. Drink now through 2028. 97/100


Parker über: Champagne Grande Cuvee Flaschengärung

-- Parker: Krug's NV Grande Cuvée 168ème Édition is a classic in the making, wafting from the glass with aromas of dried fruits, pear, toasted nuts, orange zest, honeycomb and freshly baked bread. Medium to full-bodied, generous but incisive, it's deep and elegantly fleshy, with a beautifully refined mousse and an enveloping core of fruit that's complemented by the characteristic Krug patina of nutty complexity imparted by barrel fermentation. Even if this is more open out of the gates than the 2011-based 167ème edition, the 168ème edition is also the more concentrated and intense of the two. It's based on the 2012 harvest, complemented by fully 42% reserve wines—a blend of 198 wines from 11 different vintages dating back to 1996. 96/100


Wine Enthusiast über: Champagne Grande Cuvee Flaschengärung

-- Wine Enthusiast: In line with the producer's practice of numbering each bottling of its flagship Grande Cuvée, this is the latest release. Following the house style, there is some marvelously impressive Pinot Noir in this rich, full blend. That gives the Champagne its luxurious feel, contrasting with the tension from the dryness and minerality. This bottling, which shows maturity, is ready to drink. 96/100


Vinum über: Champagne Grande Cuvee Flaschengärung

-- Vinum: Gold; die komplexe, laszive Aromatik, wie sie nur Krug Champagner besitzen; voller Ansatz, von grosser, sogar erstaunlicher Rasse und Dichte im Mund, nachhaltiger Ausklang auf Noten von Grapefruit und diesem besonderen, vielschichtigen Altersfirn... .superb, einer der besten Grandes Cuvées die ich je verkostet habe. 19/20


International Wine Report über: Champagne Grande Cuvee Flaschengärung

-- International Wine Report: The Krug Grand Cuvée 168ÈMÉ is a blend of 52% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 13% Meunier selected from several different vintages dating back to 1996, with the base being 2012. This is a strikingly beautiful release from Krug, which is all about elegance and precision. It begins with gorgeous aromatics of sliced pear, lemon zest, lime blossoms, honeysuckle, crushed limestone and baked sourdough all developing in the glass. On the palate this is laser focused and impeccably balanced with a fabulous mouthfeel and texture that persists through the beautifully refined finish. This is an absolutely stunning bottle of Champagne and while it is simply delightful to approach today, it also seems the best is still yet to come and this should go on to evolve gracefully for quite some time. 96/100