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1998 Krug, Brut


$275.00 per Bottle


1 Bottle




"Displays precision focus and detail, framed by well-honed acidity and offering fine, pointillist-like texture. Rich, with layer upon layer of flavor, showing fruit and floral notes of dried apricot and pineapple, chamomile and crystallized honey and savory notes of ground coffee, roast almond, dried herbs and oyster shell. Ends with a long, long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2028." Wine Spectator
(WS, 12/31/2011)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2011-2028

"Krug's 1998 Brut Vintage is an excellent choice for drinking today, as the classic Krug style is rich, alive and totally vivid. Honey, almonds, smoke, graphite and dried apricots are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this rich, enveloping Champagne. A wine of texture and depth, the 1998 impresses for its vinous personality and terrific balance. Lively veins of underlying acidity suggest the 1998 will drink well for many years to follow. This is one of the best bottles of the 1998 I have ever tasted." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 11/01/2012)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2013-2038

"Vivid gold. Deeply pitched aromas of candied citrus fruits, pear skin, peach, anise and smoky herbs, with slow-building florality. Toasty and broad, showing impressive power and focus to its ripe orange and pit fruit flavors. Brighter on the finish, which hangs on with excellent tenacity and leaves behind notes of candied nuts, flowers and citrus pith. This Champagne has loosened up a bit since I tasted it last year and is showing more complexity, but it still deserves some patience, or at least an hour of air." Josh Raynolds, Vinous.com
(AG, 11/01/2011)

Rating: 94

"Exquisitely rich, oak-fermented Champagne. Absolutely true brut. A baby. Keep forever!" Tom Stevenson, The World of Fine Wine, Issue 30
(WFW, 10/01/2010)

Rating: 19

"Deep gold. Very deep and quite developed oxidative nose. Quite hard work on the end. Substantial. Only 1981 also had more Chardonnay than Pinot in vintage Krug. Very dry end. Needs food! Much richer from another bottle! Nutty. This tasting suggests we may be trying this rather austere vintage a bit too soon?" JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 11/01/2010)

Rating: 17
Drink from: 2012-2022

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