Champagne Krug unveils Grande Cuvée 168ème Édition

Jacopo Mazzeo

Jacopo Mazzeo

13 May 2020

Krug's latest Grande Cuvée will be launched on the UK market tomorrow, 14 May

The Champagne is a blend of 52% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 13% Pinot Meunier. Over half of the wine (58%) is from the 2012 vintage, while the rest comes from 10 different years. Overall, the blend consists of 198 base wines.

Speaking of the 2012 vintage, Cellar Master Julie Cavil said: ‘The year 2012 was a beautiful one for wine with a low yield due to the succession of weather “events” that hit 2,100 parcels in the vineyards of Champagne. Growers had to be particularly attentive to the vines to ensure a great harvest.

'In the end,’ she continued, ‘the wines were round and elegant with pastry notes, which is why for the 168th Édition of Krug Grande Cuvée I looked for reserve Chardonnay wines with freshness and vivacity from plots in Avize and Marmery, and Pinot Noir from plots on the Montagne de Reims Nord and Verzenay to bring the right tension. I love this Édition because it illustrates the importance of listening to the land.’

House of Krug describes its Grande Cuvée 168ème Édition as being light golden in colour, with fine, vivacious bubbles. The nose shows flowery aromas, ‘ripe, dried and citrus fruits as well as marzipan and gingerbread’. Meanwhile, the palate ‘reveals flavours of hazelnut, nougat, barley sugar, jellied and citrus fruits, almonds, brioche and honey’.

Krug Grande Cuvée 168ème Édition, RRP £150/750ml, krug.com

Related content

News |  Wine

Champagne Krug releases latest edition of its Grande Cuvée

Krug has launched the latest expression of its flagship NV champagne, Krug Grande Cuvée 167ème Édition.

News |  Wine

Krug launches latest rosé cuvée Édition

Krug has launched the latest Édition of its rosé cuvée – the 21st since the expression was first bottled in 1983.The release marks the extension of th

News |  Wine

Krug unveils latest vintage champagne

Krug's latest vintage champagne reflects 2006' hot weather and heavy rainfall.

News |  Wine

Olivier Krug on the house's latest release and the importance of the on-trade

Earlier this month Krug announced the launch of its 2004 vintage champagne, we sat down with Olivier Krug to discuss the latest release and why the on