Krug : Vintage 1996

All Vintages of this wine
Parker : 98 / 100
J. Robinson : 18,5 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The real surprise among Krug's 1996s is the 1996 Vintage, which is drinking beautifully, even among this rarified air of single-vineyard Champagnes. The 1996 Vintage is explosive and creamy, with just the right balance of power, richness and freshness. The mousse is perhaps just a touch less refined than in the 1996 Clos du Mesnil and Clos d'Ambonnay, but it is also perfectly measured with the wine's exuberant personality. This multi-dimensional, textured Champagne is at the early part of its drinking window and promises to deliver an incredible drinking experience over the coming decades. The take-away from this flight of 1996s from Krug is simple. Although the 1996 Vintage can't possibly be described as inexpensive, it shows exceptionally well next to its much more expensive brethren and clearly delivers a similar level of quality. Readers who have the opportunity to pick up this wine should not hesitate. It is a gem. No disgorgement date provided. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2036.
Champagne
Grape varieties
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Meadow
87

J. Robinson
18,5

Wine Spectator
99

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Dessert wine
No

Area
Champagne

Appellation
Champagne

Color
White

Producer
Krug

Sweetness
Brut

Parker
98

Allergens
Contains sulphites