Krug Clos d'Ambonnay 1998 Champagne

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Krug Clos d'Ambonnay
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Krug Clos d'Ambonnay
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Krug Clos d'Ambonnay 1998 - 75cl - In Krug Gift Box Krug Clos d'Ambonnay 1998 - 75cl   £2,095.00
Bottle Signed by Olivier Krug & In Krug Gift Box
Krug Clos d'Ambonnay 1998 - 75cl - Bottle Signed by Olivier Krug & In Krug Gift Box Krug Clos d'Ambonnay 1998 - 75cl   £2,495.00
Champagne Krug Overview
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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 0.68-hectare site was purchased in 1994 and the first vintage was produced in 1995. Kept an absolute secret until its release in 2007, Olivier revealed: "We even kept it a secret from Moët for some years!" Clos d'Ambonnay is an extremely rare and exclusive champagne produced only in the very best vintages. Just 4,760 bottles of Clos d'Ambonnay were produced in 1998, each individually numbered.

Krug ID: 111002 | Each bottle of Krug Clos d'Ambonnay 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 1998 vintage was a classic year full of contrasts, typical in Champagne, with an extremely hot month of August followed by some heavy rains. In the case of Ambonnay, this resulted in astoundingly rich, delicious grapes that hinted at the wonderful potential of Krug’s 1998 Clos d'Ambonnay wines from the very first tasting sessions.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru | Clos d'Ambonnay
Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
Ageing: 12 years on the lees
Disgorged: Winter 2010/2011
Dosage: Unknown
Drink: 2009-2020

Tasting Note: 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 nearly twenty years of age, it is still shockingly fresh and lively with an elegant purity and immense power.

Krug Clos d'Ambonnay 1998 can also be purchased in a Limited Edition bottle signed by Olivier Krug and presented in a beautifully crafted and branded wooden box (as shown in the bottom left picture).
Krug Clos d'Ambonnay
Krug Clos d'Ambonnay
Antonio Galloni MW,
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.”
Jancis Robinson MW,
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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