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Krug 1988

by Krug
SKU K1988B
Original price $2,200.00 - Original price $2,200.00
Original price
$2,200.00 - $2,200.00
Current price $2,200.00

At the House of Krug, every Krug Vintage celebrates the distinct character of a particular year. A Krug Vintage is a blend of the most expressive wines from a single year enhanced by a stay of over ten years in the cellars. Every Krug Vintage is different: it is the Music of the year, captured by Krug.

Krug 1988 is a beautiful Champagne of extreme elegance and refinement with perfect roundness and length.   

To express the character of this year, the composition includes Pinot Noir (50%), Chardonnay (32%) and Meunier (18%) from 21 different villages in the region.

The year 1988 alternated perfectly between heat and rain, a year without excesses that created the conditions for a slow maturation, a level of sugar accumulated perfectly for a moderate combustion of acidity giving extremely balanced harvested grapes. A year not highly productive with very high acidity level as well as very high level of maturation. The perfect equilibrium between freshness and maturity.

Upright structure and the solid acidity not found in particularly hot years, Krug 1988 reveals sharp purity. In the mouth, it is full of sensations: orange blossom, dry figs, ripe quince, and mild spices such as cinnamon and ginger. With a crystal finish and lingering palate, Krug 1988 is a treasure trove of emblematic savoir-faire from the House of Krug.