- Rare vintage champagne from the 1988 harvest
- An iconic producer known for their use of barrels and highly skilled blending
- Pair with Turbot in Hollandaise sauce or more food pairings below
Coming from a spectacular vintage and by far the oldest vintage we've been able to get our hands on - Krug 1988.
Deep, intense golden colour announcing maturity, opulence, harmony and elegance. Exotic, complex nose consisting of white fruits, truffle, spices, honey, slightly browned apples and a hint of high-toned flowers, with a gentle nuttiness in the background.
Long, fresh and elegant palate, it is full of sensations: orange blossom, dried figs, ripe quince, mild spices such as cinnamon and ginger combined with tones of maple syrup, dark chocolate, coffee, honey, as well as roasted notes. It has a crystal and long finish with undertones of mineral and spices.
The 1988 Harvest
The year 1988 alternated perfectly between heat and rain until harvest, which took place between September 26 year without excesses that created the conditions for a slow maturation while keeping a very high level of freshness. The result was extremely balanced grapes with a perfect equilibrium between freshness and maturity. As it was such a special year, the choice to create Krug 1988 was an obvious one.
Krug 1988 is an expressive vintage, as opulent and sensual as the vintages of 1982, 1976, 1964 and 1947. The House of Krug decided to present this vintage after Krug 1989 and, as Krug Collection 1988, it comes after both Krug Collection 1989 and 1990.