Krug, 1990

Champagne, Champagne, France

Krug, 1990

Champagne, Champagne, France





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Grape Varietes: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier Wine Style: Champagne & Sparkling Winemaker: Henri Krug Optimum Drinking: 2018-2022 Reviewer Rating: 97 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 101537 Fill Level: Good levels - into foil. Label Quality: Some nicks/scuffs to labels; good foils.
Estate Notes

Krug's 1990 vintage was rated 97 points by the Wine Spectator - an absolute classic Champagne.

From the grape to the glass, Krug Champagne is nurtured with painstaking care and attention to detail. Krug's passionate commitment to craftsmanship, defined by a series of uncompromising choices which, taken together, create a taste and a style that is as legendary as it is unique.

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"Full copper-gold color. Initially restrained, brooding nose exploded with aeration, showing apple, orange, apricot, honey, iodine, smoke, hazelnut, macadamia and a suggestion of dry oloroso sherry. Dense, full, chewy and rich; an extraordinarily solid Champagne with an intriguing suggestion of Calvados. Broadens toward the back and goes on and on on the echoing aftertaste, with rich, mellow notes of toffee, brown butter and marrow. Like the '92 Clos du Mesnil, this displays its powerful underlying acidity with aeration (Krug's wines never go through malolactic fermentation) and should be long-lived." Stephen Tanzer

"An aristocrat. Big-boned and intense, yet with finesse and complex flavors of coconut, whole-grain bread, ginger, citrus and honey. Waves of flavor saturate the palate and the long finish picks up a mineral and smoke note. Very harmonious from start to finish." Wine Spectator

"At its finest, the 1990 Vintage is superb, revealing a slightly oxidized style, but a full-bodied, rustic, rich personality with the body of a red wine, but loads of character."