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A powerful, majestic Champagne. Deep and compelling, with aromas of whole-grain toast, coconut and dried citrus that draw you in. Lean and racy on the palate, with a creaminess that's yet to be integrated. A classic '96, with ripe, exotic aromas and a steely structure. Still a baby, with the long, resonant finish confirming its potential. Best from 2009 through 2040. 10,000 cases made.
The 1996 Vintage is magnificent. A towering, explosive Champagne, the 1996 delivers the house’s signature breadth in a full-bodied, structured Champagne with enough pure density and acidity to age well for decades. Warm nutty and spiced overtones add nuance on the finish. The 1996 is just beginning to enter the early part of its mature stage, where it is sure to remain for several decades. Krug's Vintage is one of the truly epic wines of the year.
Quality 935 | Brand 993 | Economics 972 |
Quality: Predicted life of 17 years, one of the longest drinking windows in its peer group, which averages 5 years Brand: Strong restaurant presence, featuring on 47 of the world's top wine lists, including Le Calandre Economics: Above its peer group average price of £256 for the 1996 vintage Production:
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