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Date Printed: 7/22/2017
Krug Vintage Brut 1998
Krug Vintage Brut 1998
(search item no. 95636)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 98 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2017: $239.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2003 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 100 points
2002 James Suckling rating: 100 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2002 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 97 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1996 Wine & Spirits rating: 100 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 99 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 99 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
1995 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
1995 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
1990 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
1990 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
1990 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
1989 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
1989 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1988 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
1988 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
1988 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
1988 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1996 vintage of this wine was ranked #10 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2007

Krug Vintage is a statement – Krug's definitive, one-off interpretation of the character of an outstanding year. The blend contains wines exclusively from that year.

Characterized by the warm glow of yellow gold and the fragrant aroma of flowers in bloom, Krug 1998 is an enchanting champagne of astonishing purity and precision. From its creamy, caressing texture, through its full, finely balanced flavors, to its extraordinarily long finish, it is a study in harmony, delicate, refined, and captivating. Think notes of red berries, stewed fruit, brioche, almond, gingerbread, and citrus.

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About Krug:

Since 1843, six generations of the Krug Family have been creating the finest and rarest Champagnes. Behind every precious drop of Krug stands the dream of a visionary. One man who, long before others, understood that the essence of Champagne is pleasure. So, over 170 years ago, Joseph Krug broke with convention to follow his vision: to create the most generous expression of Champagne every year, regardless of climatic unpredictability. Thanks to an uncompromising craftsmanship, a unique individual plot by plot approach from harvesting to blending, an unparalleled library of 150 reserve wines, and an exceptional cellar aging, Krug is the benchmark when it comes to the best champagnes in the world.

Krug Grande Cuvée is the flagship of the House and the archetype of Krug’s philosophy of craftsmanship and savoir-faire: a blend of more than 120 wines from ten or more different years. Its exceptional finesse is the result of a stay of at least another six years in the cellars. Over twenty years are needed to craft each bottle of Krug Grande Cuvee.

Every year since the foundation of the House in 1843, one creation, one blend, one bottling and thus one new Edition of Krug Grande Cuvée has come to life. The number of the Edition is now featured on the front label, and this year we celebrate the 164th Edition.