1988 Krug Brut Vintage

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  • Champagne Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WS 98
  • WA 95
  • BH 93

Reviews for 1988 Krug Brut Vintage

WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2003
A superb Champagne and still youthful. Honey ginger lemon confit coffee and mineral aromas and flavors come to mind all kept focused by a firm tightly wound structure. The finish is where its pedigree shines through... A superb Champagne and still youthful. Honey ginger lemon confit coffee and mineral aromas and flavors come to mind all kept focused by a firm tightly wound structure. The finish is where its pedigree shines through lingering like warm gingerbread and coffee. Drink now through 2015. 5000 cases made. -BS
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2009
Opulent hazelnut brioche and apple strudel aromas on the nose with a faint whiff of chalk dust. The palate is restrained and notably taut for Krug with high acidity and tightly wound roasted nut stone fruit and toasted... Opulent hazelnut brioche and apple strudel aromas on the nose with a faint whiff of chalk dust. The palate is restrained and notably taut for Krug with high acidity and tightly wound roasted nut stone fruit and toasted croissant flavours. Fine frisky bubbles and a long praline finish. Drink now - 2020. Tasted January 2009.
BH 93
Burghound - Burghound, October 2015
I have always very much admired the ’88 vintage in Champagne because it produced wines that tended toward austerity when they were young and they have aged exceptionally well. The nose here is consistent with this because... I have always very much admired the ’88 vintage in Champagne because it produced wines that tended toward austerity when they were young and they have aged exceptionally well. The nose here is consistent with this because even though it is fully mature and highly complex, there is a certain calm restraint that accompanies the attractively fresh citrus, cooked apple and toasted bread elements. There is equally good punch and freshness to the powerful and concentrated flavors that possess impressive mid-palate density before concluding in a mouth coating and strikingly long finish. One thing that the ’88 Krug is not however is especially refined and in this regard the ’85 is finer. In Champagne though rarely is one element able to exist in isolation from another and in terms of potential longevity, at this point I would rather own the ’88 than the ’85 even if the ’85 is a better overall wine. I say this because the ’85 appears to be on the edge of a graceful decline whereas the ‘88 should continue to hold for years to come. now+