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Krug 1998 Champagne 3.0L

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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.

News Articles:
At our Launch Event in November 2014, Richard Bampfield MW guided guests through a horizontal tasting of a range of prestige cuvées from 1998. Watch his six minute video about Krug 1998 here.
News Article: Read more about Krug 1998 in the review of our Krug Vertical Tasting with Olivier Krug and Jancis Robinson MW here.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand & Premier Cru | Chardonnay: Côte des Blancs, Trépail | Pinot Noir: Montagne de Reims | Pinot Meunier: Leuvrigny
Grape Varieties: 47% Chardonnay, 37% Pinot Noir, 16% Pinot Meunier
Ageing: 8 years on the lees
Disgorged: Autumn 2013
Dosage: 6 g/l
Drink: Now to 2040+

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.
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