White - Sparkling

1990 Krug Champagne Vintage Brut

Champagne Blend

  • France
  • Champagne
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Community Tasting Notes 335

  • 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.

  • LWI wrote: 91 points

    June 9, 2019 - 60-års dag og blinsmaking: Blind. Tydelig bruning. Appelsinskall, frisk, oksiderte hvite epler, svak cider; høy syre, fin vin men litt for kort og litt for lite kompleks.

  • beatles wrote: 93 points

    June 8, 2019 - Actually guessed this one, the style is very much Krug and the vintage speaks as well; layered wine, lots of butter & toast, creamy and delicious, mature, but in no way declining, freshness and balance intact.
    #DanskeMadanmeldere#from JUJ

  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    May 14, 2019 - Very fine. Much younger and fresher. Wonderful.

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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 53 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,377 (68%)
  • Consumed 1,518 (31%)

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