Krug Champagne Blend Champagne Brut 1998

Avg Price: $279.20
3.58 5 0.5
Add
45 reviews
+My Wines

My Wines

Save in My Wines

Add to Wishlist

My Cellar

List It
Edit

Winemaker's Notes:

"Lemony tight on the nose. Very taut and some greenness but correct and more focused than, say, the 1995. More in the...

Read more...
  • There are currently no submitted critic scores.
  • + Wine critic

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
Uncorked Wine & Spirits
West Milford, NJ, NJ (220 mi)
USD 253.69
750ml
Buy Now
Prestige Wine & Spirits
Orchard Park, NY (270 mi)
USD 279.20
750ml
Buy Now
See 4 more prices »

This vintage apparently had a slightly different ratio of Chardonnay to PN/PM than what you'd expect. What always fascinates me with vintage Krug i... Read more

An ornate and powerful vintage for the cellars of krugistes, this is breathtaking Champagne. It is as layered and complex as a grand cru Burgundy, ... Read more

Mature and powerful, this vintage of Krug is layered with autolytic flavors, fresher peach notes, ginger and lime. It's a classical style, a grand ... Read more

Set your rating:
Save

Examples: Value Wine, Would Recommend, For the Cellar, Etc...

All Prices

Shipping to:

User Reviews for Krug Champagne Blend Champagne Brut

Add your review
Snooth User: happyrobot
41780337
4.00 5
06/11/2010

This vintage apparently had a slightly different ratio of Chardonnay to PN/PM than what you'd expect. What always fascinates me with vintage Krug is the difference between the palate and nose. They can almost seem completely different. The nose has these savory spice notes as well as the standard nuttiness. On the palate, the nuttiness seems to be gone and replaced with a slight baked apple-ness. The finish ends well with a bit of an unexpected crispness.


External Reviews for Krug Champagne Blend Champagne Brut

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/24/2013

An ornate and powerful vintage for the cellars of krugistes, this is breathtaking Champagne. It is as layered and complex as a grand cru Burgundy, though more searing in its adolescent acidity, leaving a tooth buzz in its wake. With air, the layers of the wine begin to show in flavors of marzipan, fresh cream and an underlying essence of limestone. It’s severe on the surface, kinder underneath. Although complete and needing five to ten years of bottle age to build into its full grandeur.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Mature and powerful, this vintage of Krug is layered with autolytic flavors, fresher peach notes, ginger and lime. It's a classical style, a grand wine that gives more than most 1998s its density and potent length of flavor implying further development ahead.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

Displays precision focus and detail, framed by well-honed acidity and offering fine, pointillist-like texture. Rich, with layer upon layer of flavor, showing fruit and floral notes of dried apricot and pineapple, chamomile and crystallized honey and savory notes of ground coffee, roast almond, dried herbs and oyster shell. Ends with a long, long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2028.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/24/2013

Mature and powerful, this vintage of Krug is layered with autolytic flavors, fresher peach notes, ginger and lime. It’s a classical style, a grand wine that gives more than most 1998s its density and potent length of flavor implying further development ahead.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

An ornate and powerful vintage for the cellars of krugistes, this is breathtaking Champagne. It is as layered and complex as a grand cru Burgundy, though more searing in its adolescent acidity, leaving a tooth buzz in its wake. With air, the layers of the wine begin to show in flavors of marzipan, fresh cream and an underlying essence of limestone. It's severe on the surface, kinder underneath. Although complete and needing five to ten years of bottle age to build into its full grandeur.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 1998 Vintage is extremely primary at this stage. Today the wine remains mostly about pure, unadulterated expression of fruit, but the Krug house style is nevertheless present. This powerful Champagne needs time in the cellar to develop its full range of aromas and flavors, but it is impressive and should age quite well. The 1998 is only the third (and last) vintage Krug declared in the 1990s. Anticipated maturity: 2012andndash;2028.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Mature and powerful, this vintage of Krug is layered with autolytic flavors, fresher peach notes, ginger and lime. Itandrsquo;s a classical style, a grand wine that gives more than most 1998s its density and potent length of flavor implying further development ahead.


1 2 3 4 5  ...  7

Winemaker's Notes:

"Lemony tight on the nose. Very taut and some greenness but correct and more<br/>focused than, say, the 1995. More in the style of the 1996." <br/>(Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com - Nov 08) <br/>

"Lemony tight on the nose. Very taut and some greenness but correct and more<br/>focused than, say, the 1995. More in the style of the 1996." <br/>(Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com - Nov 08) <br/>

Photos

+ Add Image

1 2


Best Wine Deals

  • $24.17
    27%off
    Oliverhill Winery Shiraz Mclaren Vale Jimmy Section
    Oliverhill Winery Shiraz Mclaren Vale Jimmy Section 2006
  • $31.99
    21%off
    Iron Horse Vineyards White Blend Alexander Valley Cuvée R T Bar T Vineyard
    Iron Horse Vineyards White Blend Alexander Valley Cuvée R T Bar T Vineyard 2003
See More Deals »







Snooth Media Network