Krug Champagne Blend Champagne Brut 1988

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Alcohol Percentage: 12 %

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Southampton, UK (5,500 mi)
GBP 275.00
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750ml
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Full copper-gold color. Initially restrained, brooding nose exploded with aeration, showing apple, orange, apricot, honey, iodine, smoke, hazelnut,... Read more

At its finest, the 1990 Vintage is superb, revealing a slightly oxidized style, but a full-bodied, rustic, rich personality with the body of a red ... Read more

A mature, honeyed nose shows how rich and open this beautiful wine is. It is rich and toasty, with layers of citrus and very ripe, almost honeyed, ... Read more

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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Full copper-gold color. Initially restrained, brooding nose exploded with aeration, showing apple, orange, apricot, honey, iodine, smoke, hazelnut, macadamia and a suggestion of dry oloroso sherry. Dense, full, chewy and rich; an extraordinarily solid Champagne with an intriguing suggestion of Calvados. Broadens toward the back and goes on and on on the echoing aftertaste, with rich, mellow notes of toffee, brown butter and marrow. Like the '92 Clos du Mesnil, this displays its powerful underlying acidity with aeration (Krug's wines never go through malolactic fermentation) and should be long-lived.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

At its finest, the 1990 Vintage is superb, revealing a slightly oxidized style, but a full-bodied, rustic, rich personality with the body of a red wine, but loads of character.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A mature, honeyed nose shows how rich and open this beautiful wine is. It is rich and toasty, with layers of citrus and very ripe, almost honeyed, fruit. It is lively and fresh, with excellent structure. Ready to drink.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A very youthful '95. Delicate. Intense aromas of ginger, citrus, candied berry and multigrain bread turn to honey, roasted almonds and graphite on the palate. It's all underscored by a precise structure and creamy texture. Its structure keeps it persistent through the long finish. A picture of precision and intensity. Drink now through 2025.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Six generations of the Krug family have produced Champagne at this prestigious house since 1843, with president Remi Krug's nephew, Oliver, directing the business today. Despite a very warm summer during 1995 in the Champagne area, this bubbly displays elegance and refinement. After the first fermentation in small oak barrels, the blending of various lots and almost 10 years in bottle (during which the second fermentation occurred), the wine was disgorged early in 2005 before being released this year.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A profound wine of great depth and compexity. Its detailed flrvors range from citrus and ginger to whole grain bread and woodsy richness, with accents of honey and nuts. Retains its focus thanks to a vibrant structure, all the time carrying its weight with authority and grace. Fine, smoky finish. Drink now through 2020.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A superb Champagne and still youthful. Honey, ginger, lemon confit, coffee and mineral aromas and flavors come to mind, all kept focused by a firm, tightly wound structure. The finish is where its pedigree shines through, lingering like warm gingerbread and coffee. Drink now through 2015.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Alcohol Percentage: 12 %

Alcohol Percentage: 12 %

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