Krug 1988 Champagne

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Krug 1988 - 75cl Krug 1988 - 75cl   £545.00
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Champagne Krug Overview
The potential for a Krug vintage champagne is identified during the blending of Krug Grande Cuvée. Once the non-vintage blend has been secured and all of the reserves earmarked, the wines displaying the most pronounced character of the vintage are blended to create the vintage champagne. This Krug 1988 is a late disgorged in 2016 and just 200 bottles were kept by the House on their lees for this late release of this vintage.

Weather: 1988 weather conditions in Champagne have always been compared to the more favourable 1989, nonetheless, given now it has had added ageing this vintage is coming into its own. The spring was mild with little rain and frost; therefore bud burst was good. The early summer months were slightly dull, however August saw lots of sun. September is always the saviour for most Champagne harvests, but in 1988 there was plenty of rain. The grapes however fared well and this patience is now being rewarded. Harvest took place between September 26th and October 6th.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand & Premier Cru
Grape Varieties: 50% Pinot Noir, 32% Chardonnnay, 18% Pinot Meunier
On the lees: 25 years
Disgorged: Spring 2015
Drink: to 2030+

Krug ID: 215027

Tasting Note: Great structure thoughtout with inital aromas of orange and spices. The honeyed character on the palate is stunning with cinammon and ginger, a truly vulmptous champagne with bundles of flavour and character. Even after 25 years resting on the lees, this has so much life.
Bought directly from Moët Hennessy, 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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