1989 Krug - Brut Vintage 750ml

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BH 96   RJ 96   JR 18.5+   WS 94   IWC 93   Collector 
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Burghound | Rating: 96

(made from an approximate mix of 20% pinot Meunier, 50% pinot noir and 30% chardonnay though the percentages vary from vintage to vintage) No review available

Drink Dates: 2007+
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: Issue 28

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Richard Juhlin | Rating: 96

A most voluptuous, honey-saturated Krug. Already richly evolved. Butterscotchy, with a long aftertaste. Less classical than the '88, but just as good for the moment.

Author: Richard Juhlin
Issue: Issue 1

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18.5+

Very rich, gorgeous, full and winning. Broad but persistent and sufficiently vibrant. Like all 1989 champagnes, more amply proportioned than most, but this has real zest too. (JR)

Drink Dates: 2001-2012
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

Rich, lush aromas of dried fruit and citrus marmalade, this is Champagne at its most opulent. Honeyed and round on the palate, with fine acidity keeping it focused. Gorgeous now, yet will age well.

Drink Dates: 2000-2015
Author: Bruce Sanderson


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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

Vinous, minerally nose dominated by toffee and apple. Mouthfilling, quite dry and very intensely flavored, with penetrating yet harmonious acidity. Offers the exotic fruit quality of the vintage but has the minerally, steely spine to handle the very ripe flavors. Very long and firm. Impressively fine for the year. Krug released this wine before the '88.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 93

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


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Author: Kopelman Vincellar
Tasted On: 01/01/2012
amazing wines on an amazing nite

Average rating: 95, based on 6 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

564 bottles owned by 199 collectors.

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About This Producer


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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Wine Varietal: Champagne Blend


Three major varieties are used in a Champagne Blend: Chardonnay, which provides a smooth, creamy texture and Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, which provide depth and backbone. Most Champagne is non-vintage (NV), produced with grapes from several different vintages. Vintage Champagnes are made in exceptional years and must contain 80% grapes from that year. Champagne, France is the only region permitted to put "Champagne" on the label.

Blanc de Blancs: Meaning "white of white," blanc de blancs Champagne is 100% Chardonnay.

Blanc de Noirs: Meaning "white of red," is 100% Pinot Noir or a Pinot Noir/Pinot Meunier blend.

Rose Champagne: A small amount of still red wine is added during the blending process, creating a rose hue.

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