1998 Krug Brut Vintage

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  • Champagne Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 98
  • W&S 98
  • WE 96
  • NM 95
  • WA 95
  • IWC 94

Reviews for 1998 Krug Brut Vintage

WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2012
This harmonious Champagne offers luxurious texture aromatic accents of spring blossom crushed thyme and chai powerful focused acidity and rich notes of lemon meringue hazelnut black currant and fresh porcini mushroom. The... This harmonious Champagne offers luxurious texture aromatic accents of spring blossom crushed thyme and chai powerful focused acidity and rich notes of lemon meringue hazelnut black currant and fresh porcini mushroom. The full package. Impressive. Drink now through 2028.-A.N.
W&S 98
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, December 2012
If you are a Krug classicist, this is your wine. There’s nothing like it, other than prior great vintages of Krug (and perhaps the 2002, when that breaks away from the cellar). My notes on this wine are extensive, but the... If you are a Krug classicist, this is your wine. There’s nothing like it, other than prior great vintages of Krug (and perhaps the 2002, when that breaks away from the cellar). My notes on this wine are extensive, but the one word underlined is Kruggy: It has the power and stodgy brilliance of Krug. The depth of the wine is hard to describe, with ethereal quince and sweet spice providing sunniness to counter the gravitas of the structure. It brought to mind the crostini topped with uni and lardo at Marea in NYC—a dish that would bring out the layers of lime, lemon zest and shellfish broth in this wine. It would also match well with rich Lyonnaise cuisine, a foie gras terrine, duck confit…whether you open it now or in 20 years.
WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, December 2010
Although the aromas are toasty the flavors are still so fresh rich complex. This is a wonderful expression of taut minerality pure citrus zest and then a wood-toast character that gives the wine both richness and... Although the aromas are toasty the flavors are still so fresh rich complex. This is a wonderful expression of taut minerality pure citrus zest and then a wood-toast character that gives the wine both richness and sophistication. Given the fresh intense fruit this will certainly age for many years. R.V.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2009
Tasted at Berry Brothers & Rudd. A very fine mousse. The nose is quite tight and requires some coaxing from the glass with slightly grassy aromas at first, but giving way to hints of yellow flowers, smoke, flint, a hint... Tasted at Berry Brothers & Rudd. A very fine mousse. The nose is quite tight and requires some coaxing from the glass with slightly grassy aromas at first, but giving way to hints of yellow flowers, smoke, flint, a hint of wet pavement and morning dew. The palate has wonderful delineation upon entry, very natural and harmonious, like the Grande Cuvee exuding a sense of effortlessness. Touches of freshly cut lime, leading to a stony mid-palate with lovely focus and great poise. A spine tingling edgy finish with a touch of brioche on the lingering aftertaste.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2012
Krug's 1998 Brut Vintage is an excellent choice for drinking today, as the classic Krug style is rich, alive and totally vivid. Honey, almonds, smoke, graphite and dried apricots are some of the many aromas and flavors... Krug's 1998 Brut Vintage is an excellent choice for drinking today, as the classic Krug style is rich, alive and totally vivid. Honey, almonds, smoke, graphite and dried apricots are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this rich, enveloping Champagne. A wine of texture and depth, the 1998 impresses for its vinous personality and terrific balance. Lively veins of underlying acidity suggest the 1998 will drink well for many years to follow. This is one of the best bottles of the 1998 I have ever tasted. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2038. - AG
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, October 2011
Vivid gold. Deeply pitched aromas of candied citrus fruits pear skin peach anise and smoky herbs with slow-building florality. Toasty and broad showing impressive power and focus to its ripe orange and pit fruit... Vivid gold. Deeply pitched aromas of candied citrus fruits pear skin peach anise and smoky herbs with slow-building florality. Toasty and broad showing impressive power and focus to its ripe orange and pit fruit flavors. Brighter on the finish which hangs on with excellent tenacity and leaves behind notes of candied nuts flowers and citrus pith. This Champagne has loosened up a bit since I tasted it last year and is showing more complexity but it still deserves some patience or at least an hour of air.-JR