1989 Krug Brut, Champagne, France (750ml)

1989 Krug Brut, Champagne, France (750ml)

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While the '89 is not a current release, I happened to have the opportunity to taste it again in August so I included the note here: a positively spectacular nose that is now fully mature and quite yeasty with real breadth and depth leads to rich, fresh, sweet and intense flavors that also seems to have loads of barely concealed reserves of power and depth, finally explode on the hugely persistent finish. I've had better Champagnes but not many and this is a seriously impressive effort that can be drunk now or held for years to come.

- Allen Meadows - Burghound, 96 pts

Krug’s 1989 Vintage, tasted from magnum, was explosive, ripe and beautifully layered from start to finish. 

- Vinous, 96 pts

This is a classic food Champagne, hugely rich, toasty, generous. Yes, there is acidity and minerality, but these individual factors are less important than the overall opulence of this intense wine. It is still amazingly young, fresh and vibrant, but also so powerful.

- Wine Enthusiast, 95 pts

Rich, lush aromas of dried fruit and citrus marmalade, this is Champagne at its most opulent. Honeyed and round on the palate, with fine acidity keeping it focused. Gorgeous now, yet will age well.

- Wine Spectator, 94 pts

Vinous, minerally nose dominated by toffee and apple. Mouthfilling, quite dry and very intensely flavored, with penetrating yet harmonious acidity. Offers the exotic fruit quality of the vintage but has the minerally, steely spine to handle the very ripe flavors. Very long and firm. Impressively fine for the year. Krug released this wine before the '88.

 - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, 93 pts

Type: Champagne
Tags: 1989, AR, Champagne, Collectible, France, GMC, Older Vintage, Rare, Rated,

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