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Krug 1995

Per Bottle
£1,740.00
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Description & Technical Information
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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.

Krug ID: 105095
A re-release from Krug, Cellared in Reims until 2016

Weather: The 1995 harvest was a large crop and shared similar characteristics with the renowned 1998. Following four consecutive years of tough growing conditions, 1995 came as a huge relief to the region - the first universally declared vintage since 1990. The summer was mainly hot, with some showers a few weeks before the harvest. Now, over twenty years since bottling, champagne from 1995 are starting to show flavours of incredibly complex, rich and concentrated fruits.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: Predominately Premier & Grand Cru
Grape Varieties: 48% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 17% Meunier
Disgorged: Winter 2004
Drink: Now to 2040

Tasting Note: Pale straw colour with a firm, vegetal nose and a hint of lemon cream. This is a tightly wound champagne, loaded with brioche, toasted oak, lemon rind and flowers. The mousse is extremely fine and the style decidedly more linear and fresh than the 1996. This is all on the finish, like some great white Burgundies.. although medium-bodied, this appears to be built for extended cellaring. Still incredibly youthful for a champagne of such age.
Champagne Krug Overview
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Expert Reviews
19/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“ID 105095. Disgorged winter 2004-05. 48% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay, 17% Pinot Meunier. Known as ‘harmonious, generous and serene’. A mild winter, serious frosts and extreme heat.
Tasted blind. Pale apricot colour. Very appealing caramel nose. Most intriguing and complex on the nose. Beautiful. Much less severe than some with real depth and savour and some green vegetal notes. Great balance. Very tense. Dry but not drying end.”
95/100
Richard Juhlin
“I am allocating slightly fewer marks here than for example to the 90, to be sure, but a more classical Krug still feels positive after the monstruous giants of 89 and 90. The most striking thing about it is the razorsharp acid that guarantees an extremely long life. Probably the most long-lived of all the 95's in Champagne. At present the acid has the same efficacy as a fantastic breeze of bracing alpine air. The complexity and elegance are unmistakeable. Most strongly reminiscent of Bollinger's fabulous 95, but somewhat harder at the present stage.”
94/100
Antonio Galloni
“The 1995 Krug is gorgeous. I chose it because one of my guests loves Krug and I thought the 1995 would have the right amount of complexity to pair beautifully with the smokiness in Saison’s caviar. Although the 1995 Krug is not a truly epic wine, it is in a sweet spot right now.”
95/100
Antonio Galloni
“Krug's 1995 Vintage continues to grow in bottle. It showed fabulous focus and definition in a vibrant, refreshing style that was perfect with hors d'oeuvres. Surprisingly, the 1995 remains one of the more under the radar recent released from Krug.”
95/100
Essi Avellan MW
“A beautiful Krug, balanced to perfection. The nose is a seductive blend of toastiness, ripe sweet fruitiness, aromatic wood, apricots and perfume. Rich and oily mouth-feel with impeccably well-integrated acidic backbone. Superb now but it is still climbing toward its peak.”
17.5+/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“Pale straw. Rather languid bead. Firm, almost vegetal nose with just a hint of lemon cream. Dense and tight knit. Uncompromisngly dry and still pretty tight. Very long.It's all on the finish, like some great white burgundies. Wonderfully long. But I would still ideally wait for this to unwind further. It is slowly opening out from the tense state in which it was released...”
95/100
Stephen Tanzer
“Light yellow. Rich and powerful, with leesy pear and white truffle aromas accented by gentle notes of white pepper and cinnamon. Extremely powerful Krug, with rich orchard fruit flavors, a velvety texture and warm, rich, inviting notes of brioche and creme brulee Finishes with intense pear and peach flavors and lingering notes of smoke, iodine and toffee. One of the most concentrated Champagnes I tried this year.”
98/100
Bruce Sanderson
“A very youthful '95. Delicate. Intense aromas of ginger, citrus, candied berry and multigrain bread turn to honey, roasted almonds and graphite on the palate. It's all underscored by creamy texture and a precise structure that keeps it persistent through the long finish. A picture of precision and intensity. Drink now through 2025.”
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News Articles
  1. New Release: Krug Grande Cuvee 169th Edition

    New Release: Krug Grande Cuvee 169th Edition

    June 30, 2021

    Krug Grande Cuvée 169ème Édition is a blend of 146 wines from 11 different years, the youngest of which is from 2013, while the oldest dates back to 2000 and a stay of around seven years in Krug’s cellars gives this edition its distinct expression and elegance.
  2. Krug Appoints New Chef de Cave

    Krug Appoints New Chef de Cave

    December 17, 2019

    Champagne Krug have announced that Julie Cavil will take over as winemaking director in the new year. Incumbent winemaking director Eric Lebel will become deputy director of Krug and will lead projects involving all of the brands within the Moët Hennessy portfolio.
  3. Krug Grande Cuvée & Vintage Vertical Tasting: 2000-2010

    Krug Grande Cuvée & Vintage Vertical Tasting: 2000-2010

    October 22, 2018

    At our most recent tasting at 67 Pall Mall, guests blind tasted Krug Grande Cuvée Editions 162-166 NV (2006-2010), and Krug Vintages 2000-2004, including Krug 2000 from magnum. Find out which champagnes were the highest rated on the evening here.
  4. Jancis Robinson: Krug vintage vertical back to 1988

    Jancis Robinson: Krug vintage vertical back to 1988

    January 31, 2018

    Read Jancis Robinson’s report of our outstanding Krug vintage vertical tasting last November. "This would have been a dream tasting anyway, but I particularly love tasting a group of wines blind."
  5. Krug: A Visit to Clos du Mesnil & The New Krug Maison

    Krug: A Visit to Clos du Mesnil & The New Krug Maison

    September 4, 2017

    We visited Krug over August bank holiday weekend with Jancis Robinson MW. With an unexpected visit to Clos du Mesnil, a tour of the new Maison, a mini-vertical tasting and dinner at the house, it was well-worth the long drive!
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