1981 KRUG Collection 1981

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90-94 / 100

Very good

1981 KRUG Collection 1981

Condition Good

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1 025,00 € tax incl. 854,17 € tax excl.
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93 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Disgorged 7-8 years ago, the 1981 Collection is one of the few Krug vintages produced using more Chardonnay than Pinot Noir. It gives a mature, nutty, savory meaty nose with hints of creamy caramel and fungitruffles. The palate is ready to drink with plenty of complex earthy savory evolved flavors and remaining hints of preserved citrus fruits, finishing long and minerally.
5 / 20
Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
This is a wine of which Henri Krug, Olivier's father, has always been very proud - and as someone who married in 1981, I know how rare special wines from this vintage are. Disgorged seven to eight years ago. Lots of millerandage and a vintage that was very good for Chardonnay. Like 1998, more Chardonnay than Pinot Noir. Dense, orange peel on the nose. Very rich. Not as much finesse as the two Grandes Cuvées. Slight bruised-apple character now.
Vintage 1981
Rating 90-94
Region Champagne
Appellation Champagne
Colour Champagne
Volume 0.75 l
Price More than 300 €
Château Krug
Country France
Château informations

Champagne Krug Champagne house based in Reims for more than 160 years. The house was founded in 1843 by Johann-Joseph Krug, a native of Mainz (under the yoke of French - see: History of Mainz). It now belongs to the luxury group LVMH. It is headed by Remi Krug, representing the fifth generation, and the cellar master Eric Lebel. Among the main techniques used, we find the wood in wine in small barrels made from 205-liter oak forest of Argonne. With an average age of 35 years the barrels are patched by coopers home and reused from one year to another. According to the cellar master: "The longevity of our champagnes is intimately linked to the residence they do in drums. ». Krug champagnes are sold at maturity in 2005 was the year of 1990 delivered. For some champagne, the house and lot of old vintages kept even longer as the year of 1981 has been disgorged and released in 2006 to less than 2,000 copies in the name Krug Collection.

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