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1988 Krug - Clos du Mesnil 750ml
1988 Krug - Clos du Mesnil
France - Champagne / Grand Cru
White / Chardonnay
1988 Krug - Clos du Mesnil
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Professional Reviews

IWC
97+

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 99

($370) Full color. Extremely fine, persistent mousse. Extraordinary mineral bath of a nose, complicated by pungent lime, iodine, peppermint and coconut; calls to mind a top Montrachet. A superconcentrated wine of incredible palate-staining intensity. Notes of toast, lemon and minerals. With its combination of powdered stone and powerful acidity, this is like a solid in the mouth, and almost painful today. Nearly a minute after swallowing this wine (spitting it is virtually impossible), the flavor had barely begun to flag. Not an easy style (this will be too powerful for some), but one of the most memorable young Champagnes I've ever tasted, and as good as virtually any chardonnay from anywhere.

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JR
18.5

Jancis Robinson Author: Jancis Robinson

Miraculously solid and savoury with a strong toastiness of its own. An extremely serious wine in its own right ideally served with food - and indeed we were treated to slivers of foie gras (with the all-important sea salt) on what one might call baguette melba toast - delicious!

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RJ
97

Richard Juhlin Author: Richard Juhlin Issue: Issue 1

A miracle of finesse mountain-stream-pure art when at its most subtle. Despite being only two points shy of absolute ripeness, I warn you that the wine is still very young and illusive. That I am delighted to the point of hearing angels sing is due to the delicate, subtle, spring-like beauty. Are birches more beautiful in bud or when they have just burst into leaf?

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