White - Sparkling

1998 Krug Champagne Vintage Brut

Champagne Blend

  • France
  • Champagne
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Community Tasting Notes 235

  • Burgundy Al wrote: 93 points

    March 19, 2019 - Dinner with 11 Bottles of Krug (Dusek’s - Chicago IL): From magnum. Lots of yellow and green apple, slightly tense and backward to start, but slowly softening with time in glass. Very good length, good+ length. Better 30 minutes after it was poured vs right away.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Torchy Likes this wine: 97 points

    March 15, 2019 - Uncles Fine Wine Spring BYO (Home): Booom! Awesome!. The best Champagne I ever tasted! Round and sweet nose with yellow fruit and hints of malt. After a while dark chocolate and licorice. On the palate it has a dazzling acidity and length. Refreshing with green apples. I find malt, salt, shells and sea. Every time I smell and taste new things are discovered. Very complex and concentrated. In a very good place right now. Pure comfort.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Jeremy Holmes wrote:

    January 12, 2019 - The consensus at the table was that this just nudged out the excellent ’96 Cristal, it is splendid Champagne. There’s some lemon, peach, toast and spice. It has tremendous acid drive and is rich and powerful with a high degree of finesse and elegance. It builds and builds, finishing with a crescendo of chalk and citrus.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • fcxj wrote: 92 points

    January 11, 2019 - JM Paulee. Jero. Crisp.

  • AACollection wrote:

    January 5, 2019 - New Year's Champagne Madness (Casa Gill): Very typical Krug, but slightly disappointing. Maybe it was mildly oxidized, since it seemed a touch flat. Otherwise, typical rich oxidative nose and on the palate.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Richard Jennings
    12/7/2012 (link) 96 points

    (Krug Champagne Vintage Brut) Light golden yellow color with abundant, speedy, tiny bubbles; very appealing, autolytic, hazelnut, baked pear, light dried mushroom nose; delicious, focused, layered, tart lime, lemon, ginger, mineral palate with penetrating, medium acidity; could use 3 years and should live for decades; long finish 96+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/12/2012 (link) 97 points

    (Krug Champagne Vintage Brut) Light medium yellow color with few, tiny bubbles; maturing, gorgeous, lightly honeyed, ginger, baked lemon, light coriander nose; tasty, rich, tart lemon, baked lemon, lightly honeyed palate; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/27/2010 (link) 95 points

    (Krug Champagne Vintage Brut) Light yellow color; yeasty, rich, apple, baked apple nose; rich, very yeasty, apple, baked apple palate; long finish

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  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2009 (link) 18.5+ points

    (Krug) This vintage is notable for being only the second ever, after the 1981, where the blend is dominated by Chardonnay. A fine clarity here on inspection, more vibrant and shimmering than the slightly richer, more matt 1996. A touch sulphurous on the nose today though, although underneath this there is a roasted element, intertwined closely with coffee beans, with a floral-citrus character laid on top. The palate is fresh, breathtakingly clean and pure, with finely delineated flavours of pithy citrus fruits and coffee. Deep and minerally, with a firm and structured finish, crisp yet broad, it has a long, incisive, fresh and pure finish. The 1996 is without a doubt the greater wine, but this is perhaps more approachable now, and surely it will drink sooner? Overall, excellent wine.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • 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 3258064032513, 3258064033312

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  • Pending Delivery 83 (2%)
  • In Cellars 2,327 (70%)
  • Consumed 917 (28%)

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