Since the foundation in 1843, Krug has had a longstanding reputation for the quality of its Champagne, most especially for its Vintage and Grand Cuvee productions, and has a strong global following from wine connoisseurs and Champagne lovers.
While the release of the new Krug vintage is always highly-anticipated, “Grande Cuvée” is also one of the top interests of Champagne lovers as it is the ultimate expression of the Krug style - fermented in old oak barrels, aged on the lees for a minimum of six years and does not undergo any malolatic fermentation - all these contribute to the creation of a traditional Champagne with amazing quality as well as strong aging potential.
The 166th Edition has recently been released to the market but the 165th edition is still highly demanded for collection. Its base wine comes from Vintage 2009 with a blend of 127 wines from 12 different years. They are only released in four countries due to low production – Hong Kong, UK, France and the United States. The availability in the market is running low and is not easy to get your hands on it! This week we are glad to offer the 165th edition at a special offer -
Krug Grande Cuvee 165th Edition
HK$1,150 per bottle
Special Offer - HK$1,100 for 6 bottles or above (Valid from now til end of 7th Oct, Sunday)
96pts Antonio Galloni
I imagine the NV Grande Cuvée 165ème will go down as one of the most profound and also perplexing Champagnes in Krug's history. The wine itself, based on the 2009 vintage, is positively stellar. Sensual and powerful, yet with terrific freshness for the year, the 165 is a total knock out. Bright citrus, floral smoke and mineral notes add freshness, tension and energy throughout. It is hard to believe today, but in 2008/2009 Krug went through a very challenging period. Because of the economic crisis, Krug bottled very little Champagne in what will surely be seen as a very shortsighted business decision, if it isn’t already. Production of the 165 is about 1/12th of normal, or the equivalent of one month’s supply, and Krug did not bottle any vintage Champagne. Consequently, the 165 was shipped to just 4-5 markets, including the Unites States, UK and France. Most countries will never see the 165. Readers who have a chance to buy it should not hesitate, as it is likely to become a collector’s item, along with the 2008. Once again, I am reminded of the many conversations I had at Krug about ten years ago. “No one cares about the base vintage in the Grande Cuvée,” numerous people there told me. That’s when I stopped reviewing the Grande Cuvée. How ironic it is that several recent releases have become precisely so coveted because of the base vintage. It is always a mistake to underestimate the consumer.
Apart from the Krug Grande Cuvee 165th Edition, we are also happy to offer the following at special prices this week –
Krug Clos du Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Brut 1992 (Individual OWC) HK$9,900 per bottle Special Offer – HK$8,900 per bottle Krug Rose (Krug ID:111007) NV HK$2,050 per bottle Special Offer – HK$1,950 per bottle Krug Vintage 2004 (Individual Gift-box) HK$1,950 per bottle Special Offer – HK$1,850 per bottle
Subject to final confirmation. Immediately available from stock. Valid from now til end of 7th Oct, Sunday.
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