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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Champagne Krug Vintage Brut 1998
Champagne Krug Vintage Brut 1998
(search item no. 95636)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 98 points
PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $219.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 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 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.