Krug Vintage 1988 Champagne 75cl
Krug 1988 is a unique Champagne and is the most highly rated Champagne in the world in the last 25 years accordinging to wine-searcher 2014. Delicate, elegant and charming, this vintage is the first of the trilogy of Krug Vintages of 1988, 89 and 90 - a feat never again repeated at the House of Krug. The 1988 vintage stayed a bit close for quite some time but today after more than 20 years in Krug's cellars it is entering into a new, expressive phase. Opening up beautifully; all that was hidden, shy and needed coaxing is now revealing itself with its perfect highly fresh structure. This is an exquisite Vintage of extreme elegance and refinement.Read more...
Pairs well with…
- Summer Fruits
- White Meat
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Opening out on the nose now - no longer the austere, slightly green aromas it once had. Something between blossom and mushrooms. Very Chardonnay. Rapier-like, marked acidity and very crystalline. Very persistent. RK cited the examples of the 1981 and 1982 vintages and 1961 and 1962 as being other examples of sequential and very different vintages like 1988 and 1989. Jancis Robinson.
Opulent hazelnut, brioche and apple strudel aromas on the nose with a faint whiff of chalk dust. The palate is restrained and notably taut for Krug with high acidity and tightly wound roasted nut, stone fruit and toasted croissant flavours. Fine, frisky bubbles and a long praline finish. Wine Spectator.
At the House of Krug each Krug Vintage is crafted to be different, created to reveal the expression of a year's specific character, captured uniquely as only the House of Krug can. There are as many stories as there are Krug Vintages.
To create Krug 1988, wines were selected from 21 villages : Pinot Noirs (50%), Chardonnays (32%), and Meuniers (18%).
|ABV (% vol)||12.5|
|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||Champagne Blend|
|Time on Lees||Over 10 years|