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Krug Clos du Mesnil 1998 Champagne 75cl

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Krug Clos du Mesnil
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Krug Clos du Mesnil 1998 - 75cl Krug Clos du Mesnil 1998 - 75cl   £1,150.00
Krug Clos du Mesnil
Description & Technical Information
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Clos du Mesnil is the most famous vineyard in all of Champagne and one of the finest Chardonnay sites outside the Grand Cru of Burgundy itself. In the heart of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, the vines were planted and the protective wall built in 1698. Although Krug purchased the plot in 1971, it wasn't until the outstanding 1979 harvest that Olivier's father suggested they make a single wine: from one grape, one year and one little garden. Based on pure chalk, this tiny 1.84-hectare east-facing plot achieves less ripeness than some of Le Mesnil's south-facing slopes, making it all the more suited to Krug's long-ageing style. Clos du Mesnil is an extremely rare and exclusive champagne produced only in the very best vintages. Just 12,000 bottles of Clos du Mesnil were produced in 1998, each individually numbered.

Weather: Mild weather in the spring and high temperatures in August were succeeded by heavy rains in early September, then radiant sunshine during harvest. The great winners of that year were Chardonnays, even more so for the Chardonnays from Le Mesnil-sur-Oger: the wines were fresh, lively, aromatic and elegant and their immense potential was clear from the start.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru | Clos du Mesnil
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Ageing: 10 years on the lees
Drink: Now to 2024

Tasting Note: Luminous pale golden colour, this is a picture of finesse and harmony. Mineral aromas combine with those of candied fruit, praline and white truffle hints. This boasts intense purity from the start. Flavours of citrus fruit, vanilla and herbs combine perfectly with a chiselled structure. Krug Clos du Mesnil 1998 is a special landmark, marking the 300th birthday of the Clos and it will age beautifully.
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