Krug Grande Cuvée 168ème Édition is a blend of 198 wines from 11 different years, the youngest of which is from 2012, while the oldest dates back to 1996. The final composition of Krug Grande Cuvée 168ème Édition is 52% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay, and 13% Meunier, while reserve wines from the House’s extensive library make up 42% of the final blend. The remarkable Édition achieved its expression and elegance over a stay of seven years in Krug’s cellars, and overall, 20 years of careful craftsmanship were needed for the final re-creation of the fullest expression of Champagne.
At first sight, a light golden colour, with vivacious bubbles that hold a promise of pleasure. On the nose are the aromas of flowers in full bloom, as well as ripe, dried, and citrus fruits, marzipan, and gingerbread. The palate displays an alluring combination of hazelnut, nougat, barley sugar, jellied and citrus fruits, almonds, brioche, and honey. This Champagne can be thoroughly enjoyed as an aperitif, paired with the sharp and nutty tasting notes of Jabugo ham and mature comte, or served to accompany oysters, grilled, shrimps, Indian or Moroccan food, as well as desserts such as carrot cake, tarte tatin and cheesecake.