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1996 Champagne Krug

Champagne Krug
We are very pleased to have sourced an immaculate parcel of one of the world's greatest champagnes in an outstanding vintage: 1996 Krug.  If Dom Perignon is Champagne's Lafite, Krug is Champagne's Latour; there is a regality and class about this wine that is unmistakable. Their 1996 is as outstanding as one would expect and the critics are united on this one.

A bottle opened in the office has split opinions, though only on when to drink it.  It does show some development, and is very attractive now for some, though personally I would give this a few more years.  Spectacular.
Berry Bros. & Rudd Fine Wine

A year like no other, 1996 in Champagne married the highest levels of sugar and acidity in living memory; the resulting wines are extraordinary in their concentration, yet perfectly poised in terms of structural definition. A seductive golden colour then a surprisingly forward nose which marries honey, acacia, brioche and truffle; it is on the palate that the identity of the year really starts to sing, with minerality providing a taut and still precocious texture. Beneath this the ripe fruit is slumbering; its ultimate manifestation will herald unparalled complexity and profundity. Similar to the 88 but I suspect it will, over time, be even better.
Simon Field MW, Wine BuyerKrug


The Wine Advocate Wine Spectator
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Champagne Krug
The 1996 Krug Vintage is explosive on the palate, as layers of aromas and flavors meld together in a stunning display of elegance and power. This pure, sensual beauty is utterly rapturous. There is superb depth and richness, as endless layers of candied apricots, quince, pears, spices and toasted nuts continue to emerge from the glass. This remarkably complete Champagne offers tremendous balance and the potential to continue to develop in bottle for two decades, if not considerably longer. Those fortunate enough to own this wine should be thrilled!
Antonio Galloni - erobertparker.com - Mar 09

The Wine Advocate Wine Spectator
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Champagne Krug
Product: 3522
Maturity: Ready, but will improve
Vintage: 1996
Origin: France » Champagne » Brut Champagne Map of the region
Producer: Krug
Grape Variety: Champagne Blend
Style: Full Bodied, Brut, 12% alcohol
Closure Type: Cork
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The Wine Advocate Wine Spectator
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