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Krug 1998

Mix 12
£1,382.00
Mix 6
£1,384.00
Per Bottle
£1,388.00
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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: 112005 | Each magnum of Krug 1998 has a Krug ID on the back label which enables you to discover the story of that very bottle. You can do so using the smartphone App or on the Krug website.

Weather: The weather in 1998 was classic: very contrasted as is characteristic of Champagne, with a particularly hot August, the hottest since 1962. This was followed by heavy rain in early September, then dry, mild weather during harvest. For the House of Krug, a focus on Chardonnay for the 1998 vintage was an obvious choice, due to the outstanding personality of the white grapes that year. This vintage is known as "Hommage au Chardonnay" as it is only the second Krug vintage (after 1981) where Chardonnay dominates.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: Predominately Premier & Grand Cru | Chardonnay: Côte des Blancs, Trépail | Pinot Noir: Montagne de Reims | Meunier: Leuvrigny
Grape Varieties: 47% Chardonnay, 37% Pinot Noir, 16% Meunier
Ageing: 8 years on the lees
Disgorged: Spring 2010
Dosage: 6 g/l
Drink: Now to 2035

Tasting Note: Krug 1998 offers astonishing purity, precision, elegance and a very long finish. Expressive aromas of bread, hazelnut and orange peel develop into flavours of citrus fruits, dried fruits and gingerbread. This is a vintage with incredible ageing potential: expect this to develop even deeper levels of complexity with time.

Krug 1998 1.5L magnums are presented in a superb branded magnetic gift box (as shown in the picture on the left).
Champagne Krug Overview
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Expert Reviews
17.5/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“35% Pinot Noir, 46% Chardonnay, 19% Pinot Meunier. Known as ‘a tribute to Chardonnay’. A particularly hot August, breaking a record set in 1962. This was Eric Lebel’s first vintage and 1998 is remembered as a year of quantity as well as high quality grapes. Second time since 1981 that Chardonnay dominated a Krug vintage.
Both bottles tasted blind. Deep amber-tinged straw. Mushroomy nose at first made me wonder whether there wasn’t a touch of TCA? Just a hint of decay – perhaps because it’s very old. Not that long. We tasted a second bottle but it had the same nose, and tasted possibly just a little more acid. I wondered whether it was perhaps the 1988?”
94/100
Richard Juhlin
“Enormously fascinating to see how Krug has succeeded in avoiding a single oxidated grape this risky year, despite their extensive procuration of grapes from different sources. This wine is fantastically focused and unmistakeably stamped with the Krug trademark. Seductively mellow right through the elegant, classical flavour that is as united as a well-trimmed Russian machine team from the 70s. Somewhere between 89, 95 and 96 in character.”
19/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“(Magnum) Tasted blind. Disgorged spring 2010.
Very different nose – extremely dense and layered. But good freshness. Youthful. Some yeasty beeriness. Lots of layers. Jeroboam? No, this very fine wine was the magnum. ”
18.5/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“(Bottle) Tasted blind. Disgorged October 2007.
Meaty and interesting. Savoury and very dry. Tight texture but with lots of evolution on the nose. Bone-dry end. Sweet and more delicate than most. Magnum? No, it's the bottle!”
18/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“(Jeroboam) Tasted blind. Disgorged autumn 2013.
Quite a different nose from the first sample (which turned out to be the magnum): herbs and damp furniture webbing. Open. The lightest in terms of weight. The simplest of the three samples of this wine so I assumed it came from a bottle but in fact it was the jeroboam, disgorged very much recently than the other two samples – not a level playing field! ”
93/100
Essi Avellan MW
“Deep, evolved, ripe fruity nose of toast, dried fruit, nuts and bruised apple complexity. Concentrated, vinous and powerful palate, which comes with the smoothest mousse. Open, accessible and impressively well built palate that comes with an accentuated ripe appley fruit character. Shows already signs of evolution but there is of fruit left for ageing.”
17/20
Julia Harding MW
“47% Chardonnay, 37% Pinot Noir, 16% Pinot Meunier – unusual for Krug to be Chardonnay dominant but it was very successful in this vintage. Dosage 6 g/l. Disgorged Dec 2007.
Mid gold. Very yeasty nose, the most toasty so far in this line up of 04s and 98s, lightly honeyed, chamomile, dried fruit, buttery baked apples. Delicious aromas and so different from the DP 98. Broad but surprisingly tart on the palate. As if the flavour and the structure have started to diverge with the acidity starting to spike. Tart aftertaste.”
98/100
Wine Spectator
“This harmonious Champagne offers luxurious texture and powerful, focused acidity, showing aromatic accents of spring blossom, crushed thyme and chai, with rich notes of lemon meringue, hazelnut, black currant and fresh porcini mushroom. The full package. Impressive.”
95/100
Antonio Galloni
“Krug's 1998 Brut Vintage is an excellent choice for drinking today, as the classic Krug style is rich, alive and totally vivid. Honey, almonds, smoke, graphite and dried apricots are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this rich, enveloping Champagne. A wine of texture and depth, the 1998 impresses for its vinous personality and terrific balance. Lively veins of underlying acidity suggest the 1998 will drink well for many years to follow. This is one of the best bottles of the 1998 I have ever tasted. ”
19.5/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“Very, very fine bead. Very discreet and beautifully constructed. Very dense. Like a ship, constructed bit by bit. Dry finish. Needs food! A great rarity: a Krug with more Chardonnay than Pinot Noir.”
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News Articles
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  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. Krug Vertical Tasting: 1988-2004

    Krug Vertical Tasting: 1988-2004

    February 1, 2018

    Last year, we blind tasted every vintage of Krug produced since 1988 with Olivier Krug and Jancis Robinson MW. With over ten vintages, a Grande Cuvée and a magnum thrown in for good measure, it was a truly special occasion.
  5. 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."
  6. Krug: A Visit to Clos du Mesnil & The New Krug Maison

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    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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