White - Sparkling

1985 Krug Champagne Vintage Brut

Champagne Blend

  • France
  • Champagne
Drink between 2004 - 2017 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 233

  • Richenbourg Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 15, 2022 - Far more integrated acid compared to the prior showing. More bright citrus fruit and bruised apple notes. Moderately rich. Tasty and still hanging on with some good energy, but again, I don't see any further upside on this.

  • The Vines That Bind wrote: 94 points

    September 7, 2022 - A very fresh bottle, great showing, much preferable to the preceding ’90. Very refined. Developed but fresh. Warm praline and nutty character to the palate. Subtle orange zest and baking spice. Good verve still, good acid. 94+

  • Richenbourg Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 27, 2022 - Hanuman Cherry Pops: Krug energy on display. What a lovely nose. The acid on this wine is incredibly prominent. Needed a bit of time to broaden, but after a few hours, it still never hit the highs of other wines on the table. Notes of almond, mushroom, and baked apple. Wish it had more generosity on the palate to match the nose. Hard to foresee any further upside though.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Jeremy Holmes wrote:

    August 8, 2022 - Michael served us a glass from a bottle, next to a glass from a magnum. He has pulled this trick before, the sneaky bugger. The bottle was in perfect shape, purchased on release and cellared in the one cellar since. The Magnum was a purchase from a restaurant cellar. I thought the pour from the bottle just had it over the Magnum. It was rich and powerful, with some truffle, red fruits and aniseed spice. It had a chalky base, great build and a finish of such grace and authority. The Magnum had a slightly more developed and sweet mid-palate and a light brulee note sneaking in.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • grub94 Likes this wine: 96 points

    June 1, 2022 - A tremendous 85 Krug bottle (no oxidative signals: nuts or butterscotch or caramel. Plenty of fine bubbles/effervescence.
    Nose starts with lemon meringue, wet stones, green apple, with more on the palate along with forest mushrooms and brioche. Wonderful fine acidity carries everything thru on a long finish. Love this wine!

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  • By Allen Meadows
    Oct-15, Issue #60 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/11/2014 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/29/2013 (link)

    (Krug, Brut Champagne White) Subscribe to see review text.

Champagne Warrior

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

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View From the Cellar

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

    (Krug Vintage Brut (served from magnum)) Subscribe to see review text.

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/2/2010 (link)

    (Krug Champagne White) Subscribe to see review text.

View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2009, Issue #23, The Champagne and Sparkling Wine Addendum- Another Round of Fashionably Late-Arriving Bubbles

    (Krug (served from magnum)) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Four in a Row, 5/13/2008

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Dinner at Home (Mar 2008), 3/1/2008 (link)

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Rev-ving up for 'The Cellar,' Part II, 8/9/2006

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2006, Issue #3, Recently Tasted Champagne: Non-Vintage and Vintages 2000-1964; Today’s Bi-Polar World of Bubbly

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Mugnier Musigny with Burghound & Assorted Extras, 1/31/2005

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1985
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Krug
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Vintage Brut
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne
  • UPC Code 081753802363

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 32 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,316 (66%)
  • Consumed 1,164 (33%)

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Community Recommendations

Brie de Meaux, Oysters, salmon apps

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97% Like It  39 votes

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