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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Champagne Krug Clos du Mesnil Blanc de Blancs 1990
Champagne Krug Clos du Mesnil Blanc de Blancs 1990
(search item no. 55785)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $459.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 100 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
1988 Wine Spectator rating: 99 points
1988 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
1986 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine is characterized by crispness, freshness and vivacity allied to the rich nutty and honey notes of great Chardonnay wines. A Krug for fanatics of rarity.
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About Champagne Krug:

Since 1843, with unique single-mindedness and sense of purpose, the Krug family has proudly cultivated the markedly individual character of their exceptional champagne. Theirs is a living legend, a certain idea of excellence that has been quietly redefined through six generations without a break.

Krug's founder, Johann-Joseph Krug, was a maverick who turned his back on a comfortable position in an established champagne house to strike out on his own. He had not only the vision, but also the talent, to achieve his ambition of creating a champagne with a taste quite unlike any other.

Subsequent generations of the Krug family not merely honored his achievement, but amplified it, bringing genuine pride and passion to their craft. From meticulous grape selection, through the birth of the wine in small oak casks, to the intricate process of "assemblage", followed by long years of aging in the cellars, Krug champagne is the culmination of painstaking care and unrivalled craftsmanship.