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Krug Clos du Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Champagne Blend Wine 1998

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

The 1998 Blanc de Blancs Clos du Mesnil has developed beautifully since I last tasted it. What a wine. For the first few years of its life the 1998 seemed to lack personality then suddenly seemingly out of nowhere it blossomed. Today the 1998 is rich powerful and explosive none of which was a few years ago. Layers of textured fruit pastry spices and crushed rocks jump from the glass. Still an infant the 1998 promises to drink well for two to three decades. This is without question the best bottle of the 1998 I have ever tasted. Time to do another complete vertical? 97+ Antonio Galloni.

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Winery: Krug
Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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External Reviews for Krug Clos du Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Champagne Blend Wine

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

The 1998 Blanc de Blancs Clos du Mesnil has developed beautifully since I last tasted it. What a wine. For the first few years of its life the 1998 seemed to lack personality then suddenly seemingly out of nowhere it blossomed. Today the 1998 is rich powerful and explosive none of which was a few years ago. Layers of textured fruit pastry spices and crushed rocks jump from the glass. Still an infant the 1998 promises to drink well for two to three decades. This is without question the best bottle of the 1998 I have ever tasted. Time to do another complete vertical? 97+ Antonio Galloni.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 1986 07/12/2014

Stops you in your tracks. Fascinating-from thebarrel-fermented coconut vanilla pineapple andmarmalade bouquet to the incredible richness andconcentration this is an original. The peach vanilla honey and tangerine flavors ride a crestof bracing acidity dry and forceful to alingering aftertaste of spring blossoms andhazelnut. Drink now through 2006. 1 200 cases made. BS Wine Spectator.




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