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100
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Krug 1998 Clos du Mesnil Chardonnay (Champagne)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $1400

A wine that has created its own universe. It has a unique, special softness that allies with the total purity that comes from a small, enclosed single vineyard. The fruit is almost irrelevant here, because it comes as part of a much deeper complexity. This is a great wine, at the summit of Champagne, a sublime, unforgettable experience.

 — R.V.  (12/1/2010)
98
points

Krug 1981 Collection Sparkling (Champagne)

  1. $500

This is the current vintage of the limited-release Collection series, in which wines are held in stock, in bottle, by Krug for later release. This fabulous 1981 is mature, but still evolving. Gold in color, it is toasty, integrating flavors of nuts, cocoa and toffee, along with still fresh acidity.

 — R.V.  (11/1/2006)
96
points

Krug 1998 Brut Sparkling (Champagne)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $350

Although the aromas are toasty, the flavors are still so fresh, rich, complex. This is a wonderful expression of taut minerality, pure citrus zest and then a wood-toast character that gives the wine both richness and sophistication. Given the fresh, intense fruit, this will certainly age for many years.

 — R.V.  (12/1/2010)
96
points

Krug 1995 Brut Sparkling (Champagne)

  1. $190

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.

 — R.V.  (11/1/2006)
95
points

Krug 1989 Brut Sparkling (Champagne)

  1. $500

This is a classic food Champagne, hugely rich, toasty, generous. Yes, there is acidity and minerality, but these individual factors are less important than the overall opulence of this intense wine. It is still amazingly young, fresh and vibrant, but also so powerful.

 — R.V.  (11/1/2006)
95
points

Krug 1990 Brut Sparkling (Champagne)

  1. $224

A bit dark in color and lacking in bubbles, but when it comes to aromas and flavors it’s out of this world. Vanilla, cinnamon, almond and apple scents are ethereal and mature as can be, while the palate deals layered apple and spice in multiple layers. Runs a mile long but soft on the finish. Unique in style; not the least bit zesty. Imported by Clicquot Inc.

 — M.S.  (12/31/2005)
95
points

Krug 1988 Clos du Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Brut Chardonnay (Champagne)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $370

Profound, finely nuanced single vineyard Champagne that weaves disparate elements into a stunning, seamless whole. A full range of caramel, floral, citrus, forest floor, mustard greens and dried cherry aromas and flavors work in great harmony. The mouthfeel displays a positive, brilliant tension: it's full-yet light, bright and zingy-but even, smooth, yet to some…

 — W.E.  (12/15/2001)
94
points

Krug NV Brut Rosé Sparkling (Champagne)

  1. $400

The beauty of Krug’s rosé is the sense of bottle age, of that extra richness. That means the wine is not just the sum of its delicious red berry fruits. It’s also the way the wine is rounded out, filled with secondary flavors, toast and almonds and a taut minerality. The aftertaste is taut, dry, seamless, complex.

 — R.V.  (12/1/2010)
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