Krug Grande Cuvée 167ème: Better than the 'Vintage'?Sunday, September 1
In spring we offered you the latest release from Krug, the Grande Cuvée 167ème. Jancis Robinson has just published her notes from a tasting at the house in July and dedicated Krugistes amongst you will wish to know her thoughts, along with the latest notes and scores from other key critics.
The 167ème is based on the 2011 vintage, with a slightly higher proportion of Pinot Noir in the blend than in other years. Tasting in April, William Kelley of The Wine Advocate found promising ageing ability and a 'full-bodied and muscular' style (95 pts). Antonio Galloni found it "tightly wound and not at all expressive" but appreciates the 'airy, weightless' character (95 pts).
By contrast, the most recent note from Jancis Robinson remarks on its richness and complexity, suggesting the wine is already benefiting from additional time post-bottling (18.5 pts). Her score also rates it more highly than the soon-to-be-released 2006 vintage (18 pts), though that may well change with further bottle age. As one of the 'grandes dames' of champagne and a long-time aficionado of Krug, we think her opinion worth following.
If you would like a case of this remarkable Champagne please do let us know as soon as possible. Stocks offered subject to remaining unsold. Available September 2019.