Krug Dinner

Yusho - Chicago IL
Tasted Monday, July 23, 2012 by Burgundy Al with 310 views

Introduction

Great dinner from the folks at LVMH and Knightsbridge. Fascinating cross-section of the Krug lineup at one of my favorite Chicago restaurants. It was quite warm today in Chicago and just a little too hot even in the restaurant.

Flight 1 (1 Note)

Flight 2 (1 Note)

  • 2000 Krug Champagne Clos du Mesnil 94 Points

    France, Champagne, Le Mesnil Sur Oger, Champagne

    Lots of fresh citrus aromas with background floral hints. Flavors of poached apple and pear as well as candied lemon peel. Very powerful and energetic on finish.

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Flight 3 (2 Notes)

  • 1998 Krug Champagne Vintage Brut 92 Points

    France, Champagne

    This is a very rich, very powerful Krug. Slightly floral with ripe apple and intense spice. Apple and pear on palate with some toasty, bready character. Dense, nuanced finish. Great side-by-side with its 2000 counterpart; today I preferred the 2000.

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  • 2000 Krug Champagne Vintage Brut 93 Points

    France, Champagne

    Apple and lemon aromas, with similar fruit on palate. Very vibrant fruit, racy and lean. Very well textured. great contrast with the more powerful, more rich 1998. I preferred this 2000 tonight.

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Flight 4 (1 Note)

  • NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée 91 Points

    France, Champagne

    Big, fat fruit aromas and flavors. Lush and slightly tropical. Perhaps the temp in the restaurant (slightly warm) and the temp of the wine (not quite cold enough) didn't optimize the overall experience.

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Flight 5 (2 Notes)

  • 1989 Krug Champagne Vintage Brut Collection 91 Points

    France, Champagne

    Perhaps not my preferred style of Champagne, or more accurately 1989 might not be my favorite vintage given its overall ripe character. Sweet with a cake-like character, others thought it showed like shortbread. Big and fat, great in this style if you like the bready and fat styled Champagne.

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  • 1985 Krug Champagne Vintage Brut 93 Points

    France, Champagne

    Very clean lemon and apple aromas, followed by similar fruit on palate. Modest spice, but very clean and precise from start-to-finish with great energy and textures. Surprisingly fresh.

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Flight 6 - A few Bonus Bottles (4 Notes)

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