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KRUG Vintage 1988 Bottle/cc (in Gift Box) - NO DISCOUNT

Champagne & Sparkling Wines | France | Champagne | 75cl

£695.00

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Size: 75cl
Closure Type: Cork
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Wine Style: Champagne - Dry
Grapes: Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

Description

At the House of Krug each Krug Vintage is crafted to be different, created to reveal the expression of a year’s specific character, captured uniquely as only the House of Krug can. Upright structure and the solid acidity not found in particularly hot years, Krug 1988 reveals sharp purity. In the mouth, it is full of sensations: orange blossom, dry figs, ripe quince, and mild spices such as cinnamon and ginger. With a crystal finish and lingering palate, Krug 1988 is a treasure trove of emblematic savoir-faire from the House of Krug.

98 points - Wine Spectator - "A superb Champagne and still youthful. Honey, ginger, lemon confit, coffee and mineral aromas and flavors come to mind, all kept focused by a firm, tightly wound structure. The finish is where its pedigree shines through, lingering like warm gingerbread and coffee."

96 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "Tasted at a hotel in Zurich, this remains a stunning Krug. Deep and lucid in colour, it retains that show-stopping, honeyed bouquet with breathtaking definition, offering hints of cut lime, cooking apple, cold granite, citrus lemon and a hint of walnut. The palate is taut, driven by vibrant acidity, hints of passion fruit and white peach, but at its heart is that sense of precision and poise. The finish has a beguiling candied quality that flirts daringly and beckons another sip. Heavenly and perhaps starting to drink at its peak."

Grape Varieties: 50% Pinot Noir, 32% Chardonnnay, 18% Meunier
Ageing: 25 years on the lees
Disgorged: Spring 2015
Drink: Now to 2030+

Food Pairings - The delicacy, elegance and charm of Krug 1988 creates a delicious contrast with rich and unctuous dishes. Perfect with turbot in hollandaise sauce, bass in butter, chicken served with a cream sauce and desserts with a base of dried fruits. Both almonds and dishes bearing hints of vanilla would also be wonderful companions, enlivening the most daring of palates.

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