Based on the 2013 vintage, the 169th Edition of Krug’s Grande Cuvée is a beautifully precise wine. The nose is restrained at first, pithy and an almost smoky, chalky minerality. As the wine unfurls with air, aromas of lemon peel, marzipan, sugared almonds, crème pâtissière, freshly baked brioche, jasmine and lime blossom emerge. On the palate, this is all about structure and texture – the wine tightly coiled at this youthful stage. It is taut, mineral and powerful – concentrated and on the right side of austere. A lemon curd backbone is complemented by a yeasty, almost savoury edge, the mousse fine and persistent, yet the wine mouth-filling. The energy and potential of this wine pulses, building to a long, bone-dry, saline finish. A blend of 43% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 22% Pinot Meunier, it is a blend of a staggering 146 base wines from 11 vintages, stretching back to 2000.
FINE+RARE (June 2021)
|6x75cl||-||0 Immediate | 27 Marketplace||£715.00|