One of these wines were you don't know what to expect. And we were happily surprised. A light yellow colour and a slightly fatty nose consistent with Chassagnewere both as expected and reassuringly welcome! No particular complexity, just a solid wine, well made and from a great vintage.
So many rave about 1982 and 1985 Krug, and they are right, but I must admit being very partial to 1988. I love its acidity, its length, and how it progressively coats the entire palate. Its rich yellow gold colour is also always very inviting. This was a great bottle once again.
An extraordinary wine! There is simply no other word. Fans of old Clos des Mouches Blanc will know exactly what I mean, but to others take note: this is a glorious wine. Two hours after opening, it continued to evolve: fresh, rich, complex, long. Had it been served blind, we would have all bet it was a great Montrachet or perhaps a Batard.