All Krug Champagnes age beautifully, with Krug Collection being the true pinnacle of the art of time sublimation. To the delight of collectors around the world, a very limited number of bottles of Krug Vintage are kept in ideal conditions in Krug's cellars. These bottles are regularly tasted and appraised by Krug Cellar Master, Eric Lebel, until deemed to have blossomed into an outstanding new facet of this Champagne. Krug Vintage will then receive its cork and become Krug Collection. New aromas and flavours surprise while those already present expand.
Krug Collection 1990 is thus time's second revelation of Krug 1990.
At first sight, a deep golden tone expressing both the sunshine and generosity of the year. On the nose, indulgent notes of plum tart, cinnamon, crème pâtissière and gingerbread.
On the palate, opulence and creaminess combined with an amazing freshness, a lively festival of flavours: spices, brioche, candied, caramelized, citrus and dried fruit as well as notes of apricot, grapefruit, orange marmalade and lemon pie with lightly toasted nuts and a drizzle of fine liquid honey. A very long finish enhances the experience.
Krug Collection 1990 Is Unique:
Krug Collection 1990 is part of the House of Krug's unique trilogy of three exceptional years: 1988, 1989, 1990; all very different Champagnes.
At Krug decisions are made by tasting and Krug Collection 1990 is being revealed before Krug Collection 1988, which has been deemed not quite ready yet. Very Krug!
Krug Collection bottles are numbered in descending order according to the amount remaining in Krug's cellars. They are guaranteed by Krug with a certificate of authenticity signed by Olivier Krug, Director of the House and sixth generation of the Krug family, which can be provided upon request.
The Year Of 1990:
A very mild winter with no snow, followed by sharp frosts in early April and a spell of lighter frosts later in the month. June, though cool at times, brought favourable conditions, which heralded a hot, sunny summer. The wines of the year were rich and balanced with great structure.
Krug Collection 1990 In Essence:
Krug Collection 1990 is the second life of Krug 1990, which is a blend of very complete and balanced wines, of great architecture. Power with fruit, elegance and distinction.
To express the character of this year, the composition includes powerful Pinot Noir (40%), elegant and round Chardonnays (37%), and very fresh Meunier (23%).
Now, over 25 years after its creation, Krug Collection 1990 beams with astonishing youth and exuberance.
Food & Wine Pairing:
Krug Collection 1990 is the perfect accompaniment to a risotto with morel mushrooms, duck with caramelised turnips, or boudin blanc with truffles. For dessert, it pairs beautifully with a tiramisu with gingerbread and bitter orange, cooked apples topped with toasted slivered almonds or simply some slices of aged Comté cheese.