1981 Krug - Collection

  • 95 JR
  • Variety
    Champagne Blend
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SKU: 52398-1981-1500-1A
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 19

    Very, very subtle. Very, very deep gold. Truffles again. Definitely in its third age of evolution. Very complete and mineral. Broad and slightly smoky, even undergrowth aromas which then became reminiscent of dry spice powder. Not very fizzy but almost a barley sugar wine rather than a champagne. With a dry end but beautifully balanced. Enveloping. Very small year with very good acidity. Releasing magnums this year, bottles already released.
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  • Krug Champagnes are famous for their rich, nutty, elegant and extremely food-friendly nature. Founded in 1843 by German immigrant Johann-Joseph Krug, the house has since been run by many generations of the Krug family, and the general style of the champagne has evolved along with that progression. Depending on the blend, a combination of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier is used, and fermentation takes place in small French oak barriques. Aging can run anywhere from five to seven years on lees, and in the case of the Collection series, as much as fifteen to twenty years.

    Krug's most prestigious wine is its vintage Blanc de Blancs (100% Chardonnay) from the grand cru vineyard site Clos du Mesnil.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 118 bottles owned
    • 18 collectors