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Krug Collection 1982

Per Bottle
£3,400.00
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Description & Technical Information
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To the delight of collectors around the world, a very limited number of bottles of Krug Vintage are kept in ideal conditions in the House’s cellars. They are tasted and appraised as they wait to blossom into a second life. Krug Vintage then becomes Krug Collection and reveals a new personality. Krug Collection Champagnes are true examples of time sublimation; maturity exposes hidden facets and depth. New flavours surprise, while old ones have gained structure. Krug Collection is always a wonderful discovery, a deeper story of the Krug Vintage. Krug Collection 1982 is time’s second revelation of Krug 1982.

Krug 1982 is the result of blending opulent and powerful Pinot Noirs (54%), rich Chardonnays (30%) and spicy Meuniers (16%). Krug 1982 is on the full bodied side of Krug vintages, not as big as the 1959 or 1976; we see it more in the heritage of the renowned 1964 or even 1953.

Weather in 1982: Probably one of the most generous yield in the history of Champagne, the year 1982 is a classic in terms of climate throughout the year. Heat in June, July, August and September with sufficient rain at the right moments over vines which had rested well after the previous small crops, gave wines of excellent ripeness and fairly full character despite a record size crop.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand & Premier Cru
Grape Varieties: 54% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, 16% Meunier
Lees Ageing: 25 years
Disgorged: 2008
Alcohol: 12%
Drink: Now to 2032

Tasting Note: Krug 1982 has emerged already as Krug Collection 1982, it is opulent and generous while increasingly serene. To the eye, it is elegant, lasting bubbles and fantastic colour, seemingly untouched by time. On the nose, mocha scents with hazelnut and an opulent rich maturity and depth, revealing a peppery tang. In the mouth, rich honey and crystallized fruit and hints of tropical fruit, mango and mild spices which slowly gain strength.
Champagne Krug Overview
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Expert Reviews
100/100
Decanter Magazine
“Disgorged at the same time as the original Krug Vintage 1982, this is one of the most profoundly complex Champagnes you could dream of encountering. A universe of profound exotic spice, pipesmoke and burnt grapefruit evolves to plum depth, nuanced by wonderful mineral texture.”
97/100
Antonio Galloni
“This is another epic Champagne from Krug right in the middle of its prime drinking window.”
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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