The new 164 Edition release of Krug Grande Cuvée is a blend built around the 2008 vintage base wine. Bright lemon and vibrant in the glass, the nose is explosive with pure lemon curd, light toastiness and fresh brioche. There are complex, flinty, mineral and smoky notes and some crushed lime. The palate is vibrant and taut, with a stony, mineral core of citrus fruit fleshing out through the mid palate to reveal creamy, buttery fresh bread. The broader fruits through to the finish are cut by vibrant acidity, lifting and cleansing the palate. This is a concentrated, steely and complex wine with great tension, balance and finesse. There is huge potential for long ageing. The finish is enduring, flourishing with Krug’s textural breadth, lifted blossom fruit and flinty, nutty complexity both beguiling and incredibly moreish. A knockout Grande Cuvée, one of the best we have ever tasted.