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2008 Krug Vintage Champagne with Box

ChampagneSparklingFeatured WinesHighly RecommendInternationalNew ArrivalsPrivate Cellar

$ 850.00 AUD

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2008 was one of Champagne’s most superb vintages ever and this 100 point Champagne may very well be the greatest Krug that has ever been made. 53% Pinot Noir from Aÿ, Mareuil, Bouzy and Ambonnay, 25% Pinot Meunier and 22% Chardonnay. Outstanding and the polar stylistic opposite of the rich, demonstrative 2006, the 2008 is a rather understated, taut vintage from Krug that isn't as liberally endowed with the house's characteristic toasty patina as its immediate predecessor.

Region - Champagne

Type - Sparkling

Year - 2008

Winery - Champagne

Grape - Champagne

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

Unwinding in the glass with a youthfully discreet bouquet of clear honey, dried fruit, walnut oil, Meyer lemon and rock salt, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and incisive, with a racy spine of acidity, a pretty pinpoint mousse and a penetrating, saline finish.

Wine descriptors

Captivating and Complex, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Something Special, Vibrant and Exciting

Fruit aromas & flavour

Apples and Pear, Citrus, Red Berries, Stonefruit

Other aromas & flavour

Florals, Minerality, Nuttiness, Spices, Struck Match

Body type

medium

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

Expert review

Exceptional freshness with aromas of flinty white stones, flowers, almonds and lemons. There’s hazelnut and strawberry here, too. Complex. The palate has a long, powerful and smooth-honed feel with very assertive citrus flavors, driven by long acidity. A perfect 2008.

James Suckling

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