Jancis Robinson: Krug vintage vertical back to 1988

“In my 42 years writing about wine I have frequently had to pinch myself as I sit down to enjoy an array of extraordinary bottles in the name of work. One afternoon last November called for much pinching as I settled down with Olivier Krug and Nick Baker of champagne specialist The Finest Bubble for a blind tasting of every vintage of Krug made since the 1988.”

Last year, we conducted a Krug tasting the likes of which Olivier Krug himself hadn’t done since 2002: a full vertical tasting of every vintage from 1988 to 2004, including a surprise magnum

and a bottle of Grande Cuvée. Tasting them blind against each other offered a unique opportunity to assess the true quality of each special vintage, including a bottle of Krug 1988 that Oliver had selected from Krug’s cellars that morning and carried on his Eurostar journey to London.

Read Jancis Robinson’s full report of our outstanding Krug tasting here.

A write-up from The Finest Bubble can be viewed here.