Krug, Collection 750ml 1988

France, Champagne
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Founded in 1843, Charles Krug is the 6th generation custodian of arguably the greatest sparkling wine producer on earth. Their flagship, prestige bottling is the non-vintage Grande Cuvée which makes up the majority of their production. Their latest Grande Cuvée is their 166th release – a blend of 140 wines from 13 different harvests between 1998 and 2010! This incredible blending process gives Krug its hallmark richness, complexity and amazing finesse.

Tasting notes:
The 1988 Collection is the second life of vintage Krug, having spent 27 years on the lees. Krug 1988 is an expressive vintage, as opulent and sensual as the vintages of 1982, 1976, 1964 and 1947. The House of Krug decided to present this vintage after Krug 1989 and 1990.

'Gorgeous, exuding aromas and flavors of baked black currant, toasted hazelnut and coffee liqueur, along with subtle hints of elderflower, oyster shell and white truffle. The rich profile relies on soft, citrus peel acidity, as well as a tang of salinity for freshness and balance. The plush, creamy texture feels like cashmere on the palate. A beauty at any age. Disgorged fall 2017. Tasted 2019.' – Wine Spectator, 96/100
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Bottle Size 750ml
Style Sparkling
Country France
Rating WS 96
Drink To Drink or cellar
Price R11,400.00
Producer Krug
Region Champagne
Variety Blend
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