52% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay, 13% Meunier
This is a blend of 198 wines from 11 different years, the youngest is from the year 2012, while the oldest dates back to 1996. A stay of around seven years, or six years in the case of half-bottles, in Krug’s cellars gives Krug Grande Cuvée 168ème Édition its distinct expression and elegance.
Krug Grande Cuvée is the first and unique Prestige Champagne re-created every year, beyond the notion of vintage. The art of blending wines from so many different years gives Krug Grande Cuvée its unique fullness of flavors and aromas, impossible to express with the wines of just a single year. The Édition number corresponds to the number of times in the House of Krug the founder’s dream has been re-created. It also serves as a reference for collectors, to enjoy it later. The full story of every Édition is revealed online via its Krug iD, the six digits on the back label. Krug Grande Cuvée, like all Krug Champagnes, will continue to gain with the passage of time. - House Notes