White - Sparkling

1989 Krug Champagne Vintage Brut

Champagne Blend

  • France
  • Champagne
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Community Tasting Notes 111

  • Wine Talks Likes this wine: 97 points

    January 4, 2020 - Krug Collection vs Krug Vintage vs Krug Grande Cuvee (Jurmala, Latvia): 🏅Rating 97/100 (4,7⭐)

    Krug 1989 was disgorged in 1998 and had extra 14 years of bottle aging compared to Krug 1989 Collection tasted along side. It showed more signs of oxidation. It had this seductive tangerine citrus aroma and flavours, dark rye bread and coffee notes.
    1989 vintage blend was dominated with Pinot Noir (47%), Chardonnay 29% and high proportion of Meunier (24%) which is usual for Krug.

  • Alex G. wrote:

    November 2, 2019 - Past its prime, a lot of maderized notes here. There was some fruit left but you really had to try hard to focus on them. Bummer.

  • The Vines That Bind wrote: 92 points

    September 26, 2019 - Kuki'o Wine Trip 2019; 9/22/2019-9/28/2019 (Champagne & Bordeaux): Very round and open and losing its tension somewhat. Warm and inviting nose that has bruised apple, cinnamon, and beginning to develop light caramel too. More oxidative than you’d hope, sort of just hanging on. 92 - 93... Forgot to note this was at Chateau Margaux.

  • Racer117 Likes this wine: 96 points

    September 8, 2019 - Opened with a soft sigh and provided moderate bubbles until the last sip.

    Medium golden color and a explosive nose of... everything! There are oxidative notes, fresh candied fruit, white chocolate, toffee. It goes on and on. Similar flavors along with some ginger as well. The last sips had a delicious sweet and sour note. Finish is long and lovely.

  • Collector1855 wrote: 96 points

    June 15, 2019 - Champagne - 75 Top Vintage and NV Champagne; 9/1/2015-9/22/2019: Wonderful mature Champagne nose with candied apple & cinnamon, vanilla, (I guess that makes apple pie) flowers, ginger. Not too oxidative for the fact that this is 30 years old. The palate stays fresh with fine perlage.

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Burghound

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

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

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Champagne Warrior

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

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

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  • By John Kapon
    Chicago Recap, 11/2/2011

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  • By John Kapon
    Chicago Recap, 11/2/2011

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View From the Cellar

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

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

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/13/2009 (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2008, Issue #15, Recently Tasted Champagne and Sparkling Wines

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    The HANY Charity Dinner (Nov 2007), 11/1/2007 (link)

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Burghound

  • By Allen Meadows
    4th Quarter, 2007, Issue #28 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    8/21/2007 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    8/10/2007 (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2007, Issue #9, Recently Tasted Champagne and Sparkling Wine

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 1999, IWC Issue #87 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 1998, IWC Issue #81 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/4/2012 (link) 93 points

    (Krug Champagne Vintage Brut) From magnum - light medium golden yellow color with steady, tiny bubbles; appealing, mature, yeasty, baked pear, apple, apple butter, baked lemon nose; tasty, tangy, tart pear, poached pear, mineral, tart apple butter, palate with medium acidity; long finish 93+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/13/2004 (link) 94 points

    (Krug Champagne Vintage Brut) Beautiful yeasty, caramel nose; tasty, layered, very youthful, good acidity; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1989
  • 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, 3258060001797, 3258060001896, 3258060002619

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 43 (2%)
  • In Cellars 1,080 (60%)
  • Consumed 666 (37%)

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