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Krug 1998 Vintage Champagne Magnum Gift Box 150cl

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Krug 1998 in a Magnum size bottle offers astonishing purity, precision, elegance and a very long finish. For the House of Krug, a focus on Chardonnay for Krug’s 1998 vintage was an obvious choice due to the outstanding personality of Chardonnay grapes of that year. This vintage is known as their Hommage au Chardonnay as it is only the second Krug vintage, after 1981, where Chardonnay dominates. 

The release of a Krug Vintage is always an eagerly anticipared moment. Krug declares a vintage only in years which - over and above very high quality - demonstrate truly outstanding personality. Every Krug Vintage is the expression of its individual year, interpreted in the legendary Krug style, epitomised by Krug Grande Cuvée. 

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Pairs well with…

  • Fish
  • Parmesan
  • Seafood
  • Shellfish
  • Summer Fruits
  • White Meat
Grape: Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
You may be touched by Krug 1998 expressive aromas of bread, hazelnuts, dried fruit, caramelised orange peel, then cocoa as it warms up, and finally pepper and gingerbread. Or by the flavours of crystallized citrus fruits, caramelized orange peel, dried fruits, pepper, gingerbread with soft creamy texture. Krug 1998 has an extremely high ageing potential. The richness of your Krug Champagne is fully revealed between 9°C and 12°C (48,2°F - 53,6°F). Serving your bottle too cold would refrain the aromas’expression.

At Krug, no one vintage is thus superior to another: it is simply a matter of character. 1998 was a year of contrasting climatic conditions in Champagne. The month of August, especially, alternated periods of intense heat with spells of rain, insufficient, however, to affect the quality of the grapes. As the third week of September approached, the weather was clement, and the harvest yielded particularly fine quality wines, whose exceptional potential for aging was immediately evident. 

Now after 10 years, Krug - the fourth and final vintage of the decade - emerges from the cellars in Reims as an enchanting champagne of astonishing purity and precision. From its creamy, caressing texture, through its full, finesly balanced flavours, to its extraordinarily long finish, Krug 1998 is a study of harmony - delicate, refined, utterly captivating.

The warm glow of yellow gold, the fragant aroma of flowers in bloom - such are the first impressions of Krug 1998. Then, as it seems to melt upon the palate, it reveals lush flavours of red berriers and stewed fruit, balanced by sweet hints of honey, almond and cinnamon. The finish, tinged with the tartness of lemon, is a triumph, lingering long in the mouth, longer still in the memory.

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Country France
Volume (cl) 150
ABV (% vol) 12
Dietary Vegan, Vegetarian
Style Brut
Champagne Expression Complex, Toasty
Champagne Region Cote des Blancs, Montagne de Reims
Champagne Village Ambonnay, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger
Champagne Dosage (g/l) 6
Champagne Producer Type Grand Marque
Champagne and Wine Aging Oak
Closure Cork and Cage
Champagne Grape Chardonnay
Time on Lees Over 10 years
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