Krug Clos d'Ambonnay
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In Krug Gift Box   1 × ×75cl Bottles
Krug Clos d'Ambonnay 1998
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  £2,095.00
Bottle Signed by Olivier Krug & In Krug Gift Box
Bottle Signed by Olivier Krug & In Krug Gift Box   1 × ×75cl Bottles
Krug Clos d'Ambonnay 1998
price each
inc VAT
  £2,495.00

Krug Clos d'Ambonnay 1998 Champagne

More vintages: 1996, 2000Just five years after Joseph Krug founded the Champagne House in 1843, he documented his great vision for Krug. In his notebook, he revealed the principles of creating a champagne of great richness and yet great elegance, of selecting only the finest elements from the greatest terroirs, rejecting mediocre fruit and making both a non-vintage and a vintage cuvée (revolutionary at the time). Discovered by Olivier Krug just four years ago, the ideals in this notebook and Krug's resolute commitment to them, has secured it's position as the most luxurious and exclusive of all champagnes.

In 1991, just two years after Olivier joined Krug, a clos surrounded by a protective wall since 1766 was found in Ambonnay, Krug's favourite village and largest source of Pinot Noir. The tiny site of 0.68 hectares was purchased in 1994, and the first vintage was produced in 1995. Kept an absolute secret until its release in 2007, Olivier reveals, "We even kept it a secret from Moët for some years!" Krug's savoir-faire has successfully revealed the fullness and intensity of grapes from this single plot in the year 1998, enhanced by over 12 years in the cellars gaining finesse and elegance. Krug Clos d'Ambonnay 1998 celebrates, with the rarest of champagnes, the unique character of a particular Pinot Noir grape.

Clos d'Ambonnay 1998 has an intense golden colour with hints of red tones. Amazing aromas of milky caramel, blackcurrant, red fruit jam and jellied fruits. On the palate, there are rich notes of wild fruits, brioche and redcurrant enhanced by an elegant long finish. At a full 18 years of age, it is still shockingly fresh and lively, with an elegant purity and immense power.

This bottle of Krug Clos d'Ambonnay 1998 is signed by Olivier Krug and comes displayed in a Krug wooden box.

Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir

Krug Clos d'Ambonnay 1998 Champagne: same day delivery in London, next day UK mainland & free delivery on 6+ bottles.
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VinousMedia.com,
Jul 2015
95/100
“The 1998 Brut Clos d'Ambonnay appears to have arrived at an early plateau of maturity. Hints of white truffle, orange peel, licorice, honey and roasted almonds are woven together in a super-appealing mélange of aromas, flavors and textures.”
JancisRobinson.com,
Nov 2011
19.5/20
“This is only the third release of this luxury wine. Really quite a dark coppery gold. Very big and bold on the nose. Heady, mushroomy, almost beery! Lovely fine, tiny bead. Like Clos du Mesnil, this has a bone-dry finish and is very forcibly real wine rather than evanescent champagne. Real vinosity; very different in build from other Krug wines.”
Bought directly from Moet Hennessey UK Ltd, this is currently held in bond at Vinotheque in Burton-On-Trent, where it is cellared in ideal conditions and for same day deliveries small quantities are held in our London offices in a top of the range Eurocave
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