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  • Sparkling Krug Champagne Vintage 2008

Krug Champagne Vintage 2008

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It is rare that Krug makes a vintage champagne, but the 2008 vintage in Champagne undoubtedly resulted in some of the greatest wines ever produced from this region and is already hailed as one of the greatest Champagne vintages ever.

“Krug 2008 is a paradoxical harmony of contrasting flavours that are together expressive, balanced and intense on the palate.” – Julie Cavil, Krug Cellar Master

100 points James Suckling

99 points Wine Spectator "There’s a supernova of sensation with each sip of this powerful version, starting with the vivid streak of mouthwatering acidity that drives a rich panoply of ripe black currant, mandarin orange peel and grilled nut flavors, accented by hints of candied ginger, briny oyster shell, verbena and ground cardamom. This burns bright from start to finish, yet its fine integration and lovely, raw silk–like mousse pull it all together into a seamless, vibrant package. *Top 100 Wines of 2021*”

98 points John Gilman "The 2008 Vintage bottling from Krug just continues to get better each time I am fortunate enough to taste it. The bouquet remains beautifully precise and bottomless, offering up scents of apple, tart pear, lemon, a beautiful base of chalky minerality, patissière, dried flowers, blossoming smokiness, just a touch of caraway seed in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and structured, with a snappy girdle of acidity, a rock solid core, great mineral drive and grip, elegant mousse and a very, long, bright and seamlessly balanced finish of enormous potential complexity. All this great, great vintage of Krug needs is more time alone in the cellar. “

97 points Vinous "The 2008 Vintage is a nervy, electrifying Champagne, the likes of which has not emerged from Krug's cellars since the magical 1996. Bright and sculpted, with tremendous precision, the 2008 dazzles from start to finish. Stylistically, the 2008 doesn't have the toastiness or explosive breadth often found in young Krug, but that in no way detracts from its magnificent beauty."
champagne / France / krug / rare / vintage