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Krug 1996 Champagne 75cl

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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: 407001 | Whilst bottles of Krug 1996 do not have a Krug ID on the back label, you can use the code on the left to discover the story of this vintage. You can do so using the smartphone App or on the Krug website.

Weather: A year like no other, 1996 in Champagne married the highest levels of sugar and acidity in living memory; the resulting wines are extraordinary in their concentration, yet perfectly poised in terms of structural definition. The year 1996 is to become a year that will go down in Champagne’s history books.

News Article: Read more about Krug 1996 in the review of our Krug Vertical Tasting with Olivier Krug and Jancis Robinson MW here.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand & Premier Cru
Grape Varieties: 48% Chardonnay, 31% Pinot Noir, 21% Pinot Meunier
Drink: Now to 2030

Tasting Note: A seductive golden colour and a surprisingly forward nose which marries honey, acacia, brioche and truffle. It is on the palate that the identity of the year really starts to sing, with rich notes of lemon meringue, hazelnut and blackcurrant shining through. Beneath this the ripe fruit is slumbering; its ultimate manifestation will herald unparalled complexity and profundity. Similar to the '88 but many suspect it will, over time, be even better.
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