White - Sparkling

1990 Krug Champagne Vintage Brut

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  • France
  • Champagne
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Community Tasting Notes 338

  • Eric wrote:

    December 20, 2019 - Eastside Tasting Group End of Year Extravaganza (Newcastle, WA): Well this is a heck of a way to start an epic tasting. Apart from a paucity of bubbles, there was very little showing the age of this wine. Surprisingly gentle, mineral, the obligatory toasty brioche notes. Quite delicate and subtle.

  • the player wrote: 92 points

    December 6, 2019 - I have to say that having had many DP1990s I expected much more from Krug. Beautiful golden yellow color demonstrating how evolved this champagne is. Fine bubbles much more vivacious than in the DPs that I've had to date. However on the palate and nose citrus and pink grapefruit were dominant without much depth. Long finish but not the complexity I was looking forward to. 2 more bottles left so will retry this in few months and see if this bottle was an aberration.

  • hprphf wrote: 92 points

    December 6, 2019 - Zachy's BYO 2019: Very bright acidity, perhaps a bit too much, needs more time? 92?

  • sdr Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 27, 2019 - Fully mature or even a bit past it, there’s plenty of that Krug toast and caramel. Modest bubbles, good acidity and depth. Yet like so many 1990 Champagnes, there’s a lack of brightness and freshness even given its fairly advanced age.

  • ubercuvee wrote:

    June 18, 2019 - After a few decidedly old and tired bottles, this 750ml was fresh as a daisy and just signing. The 90 vintage and Krug's general richness were on display but with great cut and balance.

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JebDunnuck.com

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Up From The Cellar #2 and Misc New Releases, 2/15/2018 (link)

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Burghound

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

    (Krug Brut Champagne/Sparkling) 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 (Tasted May 2005)) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Eleven Madison Park, 12/7/2009

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/25/2008 (link)

    (Krug Champagne White) Subscribe to see review text.

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
    Dinner with Jay and Anne, 9/15/2005

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The WINEFRONT

  • By Campbell Mattinson
    1/1/2005 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2004, IWC Issue #117 (link)

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The World of Fine Wine

  • Issue #32 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/11/2010 (link) 94 points

    (Krug Champagne Vintage Brut) Medium golden color; mature, hazelnut, cream, brioche, kumquat nose; mature, tart citrus, hazelnut, baked lemon, mineral, tart kumquat, marzipan palate with stunning acidity; long bright finish (looks and smells more like a Champagne from the early '80s, but the palate and acidity are age appropriate)

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/30/2009 (link) 94 points

    (Krug Champagne Vintage Brut) Medium gold color; toasty, ripe peach and nectarine nose; tasty, tangy, delicious, elegant, tart stone fruit, peach and mineral palate with buttery richness; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/15/2008 (link) 93 points

    (Krug Champagne Vintage Brut) Light medium yellow color; intriguing, stewed pear, dried peach, toast and mineral nose; very tangy, mature, tart peach, pear, with nice acidity; medium finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/18/2004 (link) 95 points

    (Krug Champagne Vintage Brut) Big, rich, yeasty, orange peel nose; tight but tasty, citrus palate with great structure; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1990
  • 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, 081753809928, 3258060002619, 3258064000574

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 50 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,391 (68%)
  • Consumed 1,559 (31%)

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