Krug 1996 is an undeniably extraordinary champagne. It caresses the senses with it's rich aromas and firm texture before exploding in a bouquet of freshness, Krug 1996 was a very special year which is said to be one of the best vintages of the century and is often compared to the legendary 1928. It is a vintage with as very high level of freshness as well as maturity which is very rare in Champagne. 1996 will go down in Champagne's history books.
At the House of Krug, even Paul Krug II, known for his strictly objective observations, noted that Krug 1996 may well have been “the next 1928”.
Krug 1996 is also the last Vintage created by three generations of the Krug family working together; Paul II, Henri and Rémi, and Olivier.
Pinot Noir 48%, Chardonnay 31% and Meunier 21%.
TASTING NOTES Krug 1996, with radiant, rich gold colour and resplendent bubbles, first caresses the senses with its rich mature aromas before exploding in a bouquet of freshness; it elevates contrast and character to unprecedented extremes. With firm texture, its full, ripe flavours are followed by fresh pear, candied lemon, ripe summer fruit, honey, gingerbread and hints of delicate mocha.
ABV = 12.0%.