Product DetailsAn exclusive opportunity to taste the fruits of six consecutive years at the Krug maison, Krug Grande Cuvée Verticale I unites six Éditions focused around the 2005–2010 harvests. Explore the art of assemblage with a bottle each of the 161ème, 162ème, 163ème, 164ème, 165ème and 166ème Éditions. All united by a breadth and roundness that comes from the blending of reserve wines from Krug’s extensive library. Blending so many different wines from different years lends a fullness of flavours and aromas that would be impossible to express with the wines of a single year. As the maison describes it, it is a complete orchestra playing together in harmony.
How to enjoy
- The perfect serve - Enjoy in a Joseph glass or white wine glass to fully explore the depth of aroma and flavour
- Service temperature - 9-12ºC
- When to drink - Drink now through 2025+
- Storage advice - Store horizontally in a cool (10-15°C), dark place, and away from vibrations
- Closure - Cap With Cork
- Health warning - Contains sulphites
- Alcohol by volume - 12%
Blend and Origin
Krug Grande Cuvée Verticale I
Krug Grande Cuvée 161ème Édition
A blend of 134 reserve wines from 12 different years, focused around the 2005 harvest. Comprising 44% pinot noir, 37% chardonnay and 19% meunier.
Krug Grande Cuvée 162ème Édition
142 reserve wines from 11 different years are blended for this edition, composed around the 2006 harvest. Comprising 44% pinot noir, 35% chardonnay and 21% meunier.
Krug Grande Cuvée 163ème Édition
An assemblage of 183 reserve wines from 12 different years, with the 2007 harvest forming the base. A blend of 37% pinot noir, 32% chardonnay and 31% meunier.
Krug Grande Cuvée 164ème Édition
127 reserve wines from 11 different years, focused around the 2008 harvest, comprise this blend of 48% pinot noir, 35% chardonnay and 17% meunier.
Krug Grande Cuvée 165ème Édition
Focused around the 2009 harvest, this blend of 127 reserve wines from 12 different years is comprised of 45% pinot noir, 39% chardonnay and 16% meunier.
Krug Grande Cuvée 166ème Édition
With the 2010 harvest at its base, this blend includes 140 reserve wines from 13 different years, and 45% pinot noir, 39% chardonnay and 16% meunier.
Additional delivery charges may apply. This product can only be purchased by persons over 18 years of age.
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