Krug 'Grande Cuvée 166eme Édition' NV, Champagne, France - 1.5l
The quality of a champagne can often be assessed by the balance on the palate. In this instance, Krug stands with distinction. This golden champagne positively fizzes once uncorked, but offers a deep and muscular flavour. The nose is built around citrus, though this is countered by brioche, spice and a hint of tobacco. By the time this crisp and complex champagne hits the tongue, a wide array of fruity notes announce their presence. This leads to a flawless balance of the sweet and acidic, along with a decadent and creamy finish that lingers - both on the tongue and lips and in the memory.
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier
WHAT IT GOES WITH
This champagne is so well-balanced that it can accompany almost any meal – or indeed be sipped alone to mark an occasion. Pork or seafood are other popular pairings though, as are strong cheeses
ABOUT THE VINEYARD
Founded by Joseph Krug in 1843, the champagne house that bears his name has risen to powerhouse status. Located in the heart of the Champagne region in Reims, the house is now owned by the Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton conglomerate. Do not be fooled into thinking that this makes Krug just another identikit vineyard, though. LVMH have enough business savvy to understand what makes Krug so spectacular. As a result, the family - now under the stewardship of Olivier Krug, the great-great grandson of Joseph - remain involved in the running of the house.