White - Sparkling

1995 Krug Champagne Vintage Brut

Champagne Blend

  • France
  • Champagne
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Community Tasting Notes 253

  • Taiwan wrote: (94 points)

    January 14, 2017 - Lunch with JM Roulot and JM Fourrier. Very ripe. Full and bready.

  • PanosKakaviatos Likes this wine: (96 points)

    January 5, 2017 - Holiday dinner organized by Ken Brown with many great wines! (Ripple Restaurant in Washington D.C.): When I first took a sniff, it was actually a bit closed in. But - boy oh boy - this is vintage Krug at its finest. Very vinous, very serious. While the Comtes de Champagne is elegant soprano, this is baritone serious. And such tasty brioche and red fruit aspects that scream Blancs de Noir Pinot Noir. Over time in glass, it just got better and better, and - as Ken Brown said - this estate has the uncanny capacity to make "effortlessly powerful" wines. Indeed, you could have a steak with this. Gorgeous stuff!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • redknife Likes this wine: (95 points)

    November 20, 2016 - Opened for my birthday
    A beautifully aged champagne in a great spot

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  • Javachip wrote: (96 points)

    November 18, 2016 - Clear light yellow-gold color with scant ultra-fine bead. More effervescent on the palate than in the glass. Beguiling bouquet of bruised apple, key lime, ginger snap cookie, butterscotch, old crushed limestone. Hints of enoki and dulce de leche with warming and time in the glass. Bright and fresh on the palate, complex, harmonious, with lingering finish. Magnificent.

  • Racer117 Likes this wine: (95 points)

    November 18, 2016 - Only lightly effervescent but wonderful tiny bubble structure. Really in a class above nearly all others. Light to med. golden color; exotic and full nose of biscuit, ginger, orange peel, white pepper(?); similar flavors with that caress of fabulous mousse. Thanks to SD-Wineaux for opening this.

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  • By Brad Baker
    November 2013, Issue #17, Krug Vintage: A Wine of Circumstance

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    9th Annual Wine Dinner and Auction to Benefit The Mount Sinai Hospital (Feb 2012) (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Nov/Dec 2011, Issue #36, Champagne Krug - An Uncompromising Pursuit of Bubbly Magic

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Champagne (Dec 2010) (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2010, Issue #29, The Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Addendum

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/10/2009 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    A Taste of Champagne at Eleven Madison Park, New York (Jun 2009), 6/1/2009 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    A Taste of Champagne at Eleven Madison Park, New York (Jun 2009), 6/1/2009 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/13/2009 (link)

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Vinous

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    New Releases from Champagne (Dec 2008) (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/10/2008 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    8/10/2007 (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2007, Issue #9, Recently Tasted Champagne and Sparkling Wine

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Mt. Sinai Benefit, 3/9/2007

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Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2006, IWC Issue #129 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/31/2014 (link) 97 points

    (Krug Champagne Vintage Brut) Light medium golden color with abundant, steady, tiny bubbles; clarified butter, white truffle, autolytic, hazelnut, tart lemon, almond nose; delicious, rich but elegant, tart preserved lemon, autolytic, clarified butter, hazelnut, tart lemon marmalade palate with tangy lemon acidity; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    7/5/2013 (link) 97 points

    (Krug Champagne Vintage Brut) Light medium golden yellow color with steady, tiny bubbles; very appealing, mature, almond, roasted coconut, honeycomb nose; elegant, youthful, tart pear, lemon, almond, honeycomb, praline, mineral palate with medium acidity; long finish 97+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    7/4/2013 (link) 95 points

    (Krug Champagne Vintage Brut) Light golden yellow color with abundant, speedy, tiny bubbles; appealing, almond, honey, beeswax nose; rich, almond, honey, beeswax, lanolin, tart pear palate; long finish 95+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/8/2011 (link) 95 points

    (Krug Champagne Vintage Brut) Light golden color; gorgeous, yeasty, brioche, baked lemon nose; tasty, youthful, tart lemon, yeasty, mineral palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/5/2010 (link) 93 points

    (Krug Champagne Vintage Brut) Bright yellow gold color; lovely, yeasty, toasty, baked lemon nose; tasty, tart lemon, mineral, yeasty, citrus palate with good acidity; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/21/2010 (link) 94 points

    (Krug Champagne Vintage Brut) Very light golden yellow color; nice yeasty, autolytic, lemon custard, subtle toast nose; delicious, rich, yeasty, deep lemon, mineral palate; long finish 94+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    2/14/2009 (link) 94 points

    (Krug Champagne Vintage Brut) Medium golden yellow color; nice, lime cream, yeasty, baked pear and brioche nose; great, chiseled, tart peach, pear, yeasty, mineral palate with good acidity; long finish 94+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/17/2008 (link) 95 points

    (Krug Champagne Vintage Brut) Medium golden color; honey, almond, dried peach and mineral nose; great tart entry, tart tangy peach palate, laced with honey, delicate but structured; long finish 95+ pts.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2007 (link) 18+ points

    (Krug) A very powerful nose, oaky and stony, oiled wood, this already seems like a powerhouse of a wine. Very firm on the palate, with lots of depth, very broad style, showing good depth and promise. Very stylish but very primary and immature, very indrawn and firm. It needs considerable cellar time, but rest assured this will be very impressive when mature.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1995
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Krug
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Vintage Brut
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne
  • UPC Codes 081753802363, 081753802431

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 115 (2%)
  • In Cellars 3,397 (67%)
  • Consumed 1,548 (31%)

Food Pairing

chicken, clams, cream sauce, scallops

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