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“The intensity of a tiny private walled plot of Pinot Noir in 1998”
Production: 4,760 75cl bottles released, each individually numbered
In the palate you may find very rich notes of wild fruits, tarte tatin, brioche, redcurrant and liquorice enhanced by an elegant long finish.
Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 1998 together with Krug’s other cuvees, has made Krug the world’s best-rated Champagne:
World of Fine Wine, Tom Stevenson, Score: 20/20
Tom Canavan 2011, Score: 96/100
When Johann-Joseph Krug founded the Krug champagne house in 1843, his dream was to give his name to nothing less than an exceptional champagne- a champagne with a taste all its own. To achieve this, he set himself a few rules, among which, first and foremost: never compromise on quality.Six generations later, he would approve of his descendents' consistent commitment to excellence. Krug is one of very few champagnes houses that produce only premium blends. This commitment to only the best quality and Krug's unique expertise in champagne-making explain its worldwide reputation.The wines are made from carefully selected Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grapes. Krug is a guardian of Champagne tradition in still fermenting its wines in small oak barrels, which gives them an exceptional finesse.Another signature of the Krug style, they are made to mature for at least 6 to 8 years, the reward of which is a distinctive complexity and the ability to age gracefully. Each year, the members of the Krug family blend the different wines that 6 or 8 years later will maintain the high quality and style of their predecessors. Truly exceptional years are consecrated vintage blends.With methods that guarantee the production and blending of only exceptional champagne, its own 19-hectares vineyard, the quality of the 56 hectare vineyards the house buys its precious grapes from and its stock worth 7 years of production, no wonder Krug is the reference for premium champagnes.
Krug is an encounter, an experience, a revelation – and a collection of six extraordinary champagnes: Krug Grande Cuvee, Krug Rose, Krug Vintage, Krug Collection, Krug Clos du Mesnil and Krug Clos d'Ambonnay.
Following the release of Krug Clos du Mesnil—the only exception to Krug's blending rules, since it was made from a single grape variety, a single year and a single legendary vineyard—Henri and Rémi Krug set out on a quest for a second treasure, a vineyard with the potential to one day express the quintessential personality of another terroir cherished by Krug. They finally found their jewel in the village of Ambonnay, whose elegant and refined Pinot Noir grapes have helped fashion the Krug style for generations.