Krug Brut Champagne 1990

Bottle Size: 750 ml

Rating: BH 97, ST 97, JD 95, JG 95, VN 94

Year: 1990

3 in stock

TASTING NOTES

While the vintage was on the riper side the high yields allowed the fruit to retain a very good level of acidity which made for balanced and age worthy wines. The fantastically complex nose is comprised of an abundance of yeast and toast characters that don't completely dominate the essence of apple, pear, citrus, spice, acacia blossom and discreet orange peel scents. There is equally good depth to the delicious, full-bodied and powerful flavors that possess a lovely sense of vibrancy thanks to the still firm but fine mousse that shapes the delineated, delicious and impeccably well-balanced finale. 

Allen Meadows, Burghound.

Initially restrained, brooding nose exploded with aeration, showing apple, orange, apricot, honey, iodine, smoke, hazelnut, macadamia and a suggestion of dry oloroso sherry. Dense, full, chewy and rich; an extraordinarily solid Champagne with an intriguing suggestion of Calvados. Broadens toward the back and goes on and on on the echoing aftertaste, with rich, mellow notes of toffee, brown butter and marrow. Like the '92 Clos du Mesnil, this displays its powerful underlying acidity with aeration (Krug's wines never go through malolactic fermentation) and should be long-lived. 

Stephen Tanzer, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar.

I loved the 1990 Krug, which shows the richness and power this cuvée is known for. Offering a medium gold color and rich, full-bodied notes of brioche, toasted nuts, and crème caramel, it’s deep, concentrated, and evolved, and ready to go.

Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com

The 1990 Krug is a big, old-fashioned and powerful vintage of Krug that is just beginning to drink well, but clearly still has decades of life ahead of it. The deep bouquet offers up notes of rye dough, apple, lemon, caraway seed and kaleidoscopic minerality. On the palate the wine is very full-bodied, crisp and rock solid to the core, with a firm girdle of acidity, great focus, and a very, very long, minerally and palate-staining finish. 

John Gilman.

The 1990 Vintage, tasted from magnum, was remarkable for its opulent and exuberant personality and incredible finesse. 

Antonio Galloni, Vinous.


Collections: Champagne & Sparkling Wines

Category: 1990, 750 ml



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