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1998 Krug Vintage Brut

abv 12.0%
  • 98 WS
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Champagne Blend

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SKU: 70038-1998

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Deep gold. Very deep and quite developed oxidative nose. Quite hard work on the end. Substantial. Only 1981 also had more Chardonnay than Pinot in vintage Krug. Very dry end. Needs food! Much richer from another bottle! Nutty. This tasting suggests we may be trying this rather austere vintage a bit too soon?
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Vinous | Rating: 95

    Krug's 1998 Brut Vintage is an excellent choice for drinking today, as the classic Krug style is rich, alive and totally vivid. Honey, almonds, smoke, graphite and dried apricots are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this rich, enveloping Champagne. A wine of texture and depth, the 1998 impresses for its vinous personality and terrific balance. Lively veins of underlying acidity suggest the 1998 will drink well for many years to follow. This is one of the best bottles of the 1998 I have ever tasted.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 98

    This harmonious Champagne offers luxurious texture, aromatic accents of spring blossom, crushed thyme and chai, powerful, focused acidity and rich notes of lemon meringue, hazelnut, black currant and fresh porcini mushroom. The full package. Impressive.
    Author: Alison Napjus
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Mark Fox
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: wineme.310
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Always the perfect champagne, and even better out of magnum!
    Author: Brewcreu
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Tasting at the office of Krug in Reims with Mr.Olivier Krug. Light gold in color. Medium legs. Raspberry, Apricot, Mushroom, Mineral, Biscuity, Hazelnut, Honey.Something like heavy notes as usual. Full bodied. Silky texture. Long finish. Lacking |finess|. Honestly to say, I've been feeling something odd since the label was changed. I always feel nothing but the heaviness By the way, Olivier said |we always blend the wines of Grand Cru, 1er Cru and Village.|
    Drink Dates: 2010-2015
    Author: hirok
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

  • 330 bottles owned
  • 72 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 72 collectors)