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#1 Post by Jeremy Holmes » December 1st, 2019, 8:13 pm

This is seriously good. There's a fine nose of toast, cinnamon, fresh lemon and chalk. Bead is super-fine and it has a tart line of crisp citrus. There's good volume and loads of spice. flavours envelop the mouth then draw into a singular minerally point. It has great cut and length and is extremely classy.
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#2 Post by Shay_A » December 1st, 2019, 8:55 pm

I agree. For me, it seemed a bit lighter than most of their previous offerings. Didn’t pick up any oxidized type notes I often get with Krug.
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#3 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » December 1st, 2019, 8:58 pm

I have one bottle, maybe I’ll grab some more.

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#4 Post by A. So » December 1st, 2019, 9:10 pm

This beats 166 and 163 hands down. Jury's out on 164. 165 and 162 and before are too hard to find to be in contention.
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#5 Post by Karl K » December 1st, 2019, 9:48 pm

How about 168?
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#6 Post by A. So » December 1st, 2019, 9:56 pm

Karl K wrote:
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How about 168?
Haven't tasted that yet.
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#7 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » December 2nd, 2019, 5:05 am

A. So wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 9:10 pm
This beats 166 and 163 hands down. Jury's out on 164. 165 and 162 and before are too hard to find to be in contention.
163 on release or 163 now? That’s my fav of the grand cuvees at the moment.

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#8 Post by Len Fox » December 2nd, 2019, 7:56 am

Nice! Ordered some 166 on sale at Flat Irons but they sold out and shipped 167 as a replacement.

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#9 Post by Michael S. Monie » December 2nd, 2019, 9:35 am

It's a hung jury, 11-1, on the 164's potential for greatness.
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#10 Post by R. Frankel » December 2nd, 2019, 10:47 am

I've loved the 160 and 162, and only had a small taste (but very promising) of the 164.

Very interesting that the 167 should be getting so much praise, since the base vintage (2011) was such a poor one in Champagne. But then I guess this where master blenders like Krug can really shine. $144 at HDH is a pretty unbeatable price!
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#11 Post by Michael S. Monie » December 2nd, 2019, 12:46 pm

No doubt, that reserve wines will compensate for less than stellar base vintages. That's why I posited the unpopular idea that multi-vintage wines can often be superior to vintage ones. But great winemakers can make very good vintage wines in less than optimal vintages. I recently had Pierre Peters 2011 Chetillons and it was delicious. And I would not be surprised if it is showing better right now than the 2012 version.
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#12 Post by Matthew.Rashbrook » December 2nd, 2019, 4:23 pm

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 8:13 pm
This is seriously good. There's a fine nose of toast, cinnamon, fresh lemon and chalk. Bead is super-fine and it has a tart line of crisp citrus. There's good volume and loads of spice. flavours envelop the mouth then draw into a singular minerally point. It has great cut and length and is extremely classy.
Recently had this from 375 and mostly I'll take what Jeremy's having. I did get a *little* almond as well. Really enjoyed it. [cheers.gif]

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#13 Post by A. So » December 2nd, 2019, 7:48 pm

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 5:05 am
A. So wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 9:10 pm
This beats 166 and 163 hands down. Jury's out on 164. 165 and 162 and before are too hard to find to be in contention.
163 on release or 163 now? That’s my fav of the grand cuvees at the moment.
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#14 Post by Bryan Carr » December 3rd, 2019, 1:10 pm

Got accidentally shipped 166th recently and reached out for a replacement on the 167th, glad i didn't let inertia just let me cellar it and shrug it off.
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#15 Post by Francois Olivier » December 3rd, 2019, 11:38 pm

Hello,

I have tasted twice this cuvee ( masterclass in paris, and a tasting in a winecellar)
And i find it closed (sorry i don’t knom the english word to say that it was not ready, mute and that we have to wait some years for judge it )

Like krug 2006 ...

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#16 Post by Hank Victor » December 4th, 2019, 9:57 am

Francois Olivier wrote:
December 3rd, 2019, 11:38 pm
Hello,

I have tasted twice this cuvee ( masterclass in paris, and a tasting in a winecellar)
And i find it closed (sorry i don’t knom the english word to say that it was not ready, mute and that we have to wait some years for judge it )

Like krug 2006 ...
"closed" is the correct description.

I have yet to have the 167 but enjoyed the 166 even though it was extremely young. My favorite Krug experience has been 164 out of Magnum.
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#17 Post by Francois Olivier » December 4th, 2019, 11:19 am

In this masterclass, they are also
Grande cuvée 162, vintage 2004, 2006 and
Grande cuvée 167

GC 162 was opened and very nice.
To say the truth, grande cuvee is better after some years (5 or 10 years ) in cellar for express itself.
And this is the case for GC162.

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#18 Post by J. Ashourian » December 4th, 2019, 4:51 pm

It baffles the mind that magnums of the 164 can still be had at $400.
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#19 Post by Francois Olivier » December 5th, 2019, 11:03 am

Grande cuvee's prices are growing up (lvmh need money maybe to buy tiffanys).
Around 170€ in france. (190$)
3 year ago it was 145€.

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#20 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » December 5th, 2019, 12:09 pm

J. Ashourian wrote:
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It baffles the mind that magnums of the 164 can still be had at $400.
Yeah for real, buying them up as much as I can.

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#21 Post by Ryan A » December 5th, 2019, 8:33 pm

Thank you for all the notes and thoughts. Just diving into Krug and way behind the curve on my learnings. How long do you suggest holding the 167 before it starts to strut its stuff and how does it compare to the other recent vintages?
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#22 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » December 9th, 2019, 9:27 am

Cracking a 375 of this tonight; we’ll see how it is.

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#23 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » December 9th, 2019, 5:38 pm

It was definitely more approachable than the 166 this early. I’d put it behind 163-165 atm but it’s very good considering the base vintage.

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#24 Post by J. Rock » December 9th, 2019, 5:56 pm

I had it very recently along with '08 Dom and several other Champagnes, and I liked the 167 more than the '08 Dom. Really great Champagne.
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#25 Post by alan weinberg » December 11th, 2019, 12:29 pm

just saw a $168 per bottle offer, $75 for halves. Seems pricy.

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#26 Post by Ryan A » December 11th, 2019, 12:42 pm

Alan- where did you see that please and thank you.
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#27 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » December 11th, 2019, 12:47 pm

I got it from wine.com for ~60 a half or less with the coupon code. Hdh had it for 143/btl recently too

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#28 Post by Hank Victor » December 11th, 2019, 2:01 pm

Wine.com is showing $250 a bottle.

I bought a 6 pack for $148 a btl last year from a local shop.
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#29 Post by Ryan A » December 11th, 2019, 2:24 pm

Thank you both. Not cheap these days
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