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    Champagne Krug Vintage Brut 1995
    Vintage Sparkling Wine - Champagne, France

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    • WS98
    • WE96
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 98 Wine Spectator, 96 Wine Enthusiast, 95 International Wine Cellar, 95 Wine & Spirits

    Region: Champagne, France

    Varietal: Vintage Sparkling Wine

    Other Info: Collectible Wines, Great Wine Gift

    Item no. 87612

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 1995 vintage Krug shows today its immense potential, with a smoky, lemony fruit character and hints of brioche, mineral, ripe white fruits and honey. On the palate the wine is majesterial and full, while retaining crisp acidity and vibrant length. A very rich and luxurious Krug.

    Vintage Krug is one of the most long-lived wines from the Champagne region, with bottles still lively and fresh after 80 years of aging – although not that many wine lovers have the patience to age their Krug for this amount of time. Like all Champagne, Krug is released when it is ready to be drunk, but Krug 1995 will definitely reward at least 10 – 15 years of cellaring before consumption.

    As many as 20 different lots of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay from a variety of sources are blended together to form Vintage Krug. The majority of the grapes come from the finest vineyards in Le Mesnil, Aÿ, Trépail, and Ambonnay.

    This wine is not the most typical of the Krug style, but reflects instead the particularity of the vintage. It is only made in exceptional years, and is only produced when there is a sufficient difference between the vintage wine and the Grande Cuvee.

    Critical Acclaim:

    A very youthful '95. Delicate. Intense aromas of ginger, citrus, candied berry and multigrain bread turn to honey, roasted almonds and graphite on the palate. It's all underscored by a precise structure and creamy texture. Its structure keeps it persistent through the long finish. A picture of precision and intensity. Drink now through 2025.

    98 Points
    Wine Spectator

    A mature, honeyed nose shows how rich and open this beautiful wine is. It is rich and toasty, with layers of citrus and very ripe, almost honeyed, fruit. It is lively and fresh, with excellent structure. Ready to drink.

    96 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Light yellow. Rich and powerful, with leesy pear and white truffle aromas accented by gentle notes of white pepper and cinnamon. Extremely powerful Krug, with rich orchard fruit flavors, a velvety texture and warm, rich, inviting notes of brioche and creme brulee Finishes with intense pear and peach flavors and lingering notes of smoke, iodine and toffee. One of the most concentrated Champagnes I tried this year.

    95 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    The deep golden color implies just how rich this wine will be. The 1995 vintage provided a baroque canvas of flavors that seems weightier and more robust than a classic Krug, but no less fascinating. The wine is downright huge, aggressive in its savory power, in its aching acidity and persistent minerality. Brusque and mouthcoating in its richness at 11 years of age, this will begin to mellow as it turns 15 or 20.

    95 Points
    Wine & Spirits
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    suntzu (9/29/2010)
    Bold and crisp with the distinctive flavor you expect from great champagne. Drank it with Cristal 2003 and 2000 at my wedding. The 1995 Krug is a little bit dryer and more crisp than the Cristal, and exceptionally flavorful.

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