1989 Krug Brut Vintage

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  • Champagne Blend
  • 750ML
  • BH 95
  • WS 94
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 1989 Krug Brut Vintage

BH 95
Burghound - Burghound, October 2015
I have experienced quite a bit of bottle variation with this wine and I’m not sure why because even with bottles from the same cellar purchased at the same time there is a distinct level of variation. In particular the... I have experienced quite a bit of bottle variation with this wine and I’m not sure why because even with bottles from the same cellar purchased at the same time there is a distinct level of variation. In particular the colors can vary from deep to only moderately golden. At its best this can be a spectacular wine with everything that one wants from a well-aged Champagne. By contrast I have had bottles that were showing plenty of age if not actual oxidation with marmalade, brioche and baked apple pie aromas. In the same fashion as the nose there is a touch of orange juice character to the saliva-inducing flavors that deliver superb complexity on the notably rich and full-bodied finish that is supported by a generous but no longer firm mousse. I have had this at least half-a-dozen times in the last couple of years and my scores have ranged from 92 to 96 so the important point to understand is that while this can be sublime, it’s not always genuinely stunning. now
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, June 2000
Rich lush aromas of dried fruit and citrus marmalade this is Champagne at its most opulent. Honeyed and round on the palate with fine acidity keeping it focused. Gorgeous now yet will age well.--Krug vertical. Drink now... Rich lush aromas of dried fruit and citrus marmalade this is Champagne at its most opulent. Honeyed and round on the palate with fine acidity keeping it focused. Gorgeous now yet will age well.--Krug vertical. Drink now through 2015.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, November 1999
Vinous minerally nose dominated by toffee and apple. Mouthfilling quite dry and very intensely flavored with penetrating yet harmonious acidity. Offers the exotic fruit quality of the vintage but has the minerally steely... Vinous minerally nose dominated by toffee and apple. Mouthfilling quite dry and very intensely flavored with penetrating yet harmonious acidity. Offers the exotic fruit quality of the vintage but has the minerally steely spine to handle the very ripe flavors. Very long and firm. Impressively fine for the year. Krug released this wine before the '88.