1985 Krug Vintage Brut

FRANCE / CHAMPAGNE /
  • 96 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 93 JR
  • Variety
    Champagne Blend

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SKU: 70038-1985

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$645.00

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    Author: Robert Parker
  • Rating: 18

    Very rich, broad, mellow nose and then very much drier than expected on the palate. The palate suggests that the wine may have many years ahead of it, though the nose may always be more developed.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    A seductive, fully mature, spicy-flavored Champagne that's rich in texture, full in body, still quite firm in balance and long on the finish. What a satisfying taste experience!
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Author: Peter B
  • Self | Rating:

    Original Note - 1
    Author: Lulu SF
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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Champagne is the northernmost wine region of France, located 90 miles outside of Paris. Its storied wine reputation dates back to the Middle Ages; a few of the top houses, to which so much of the region's fame is owed, have been producing since the early 1700s. As one of the coolest wine producing regions in the world, Champagne is perfectly suited to growing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier at the low sugar/high acid levels necessary for sparkling wines. The region's famous chalk soils not only reflect sunlight back to the vines, helping them to ripen, but also impart minerality to the fruit, giving Champagne its characteristic flavor profile. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 616 bottles owned
  • 132 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 98
    (Out of 132 collectors)