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The year 1995 in the village of Ambonnay was mild winter, slightly rainy with two short periods of frost in January and in March without much impact. Sunny and warm spring and a long period of heat from end of June until the harvest was completed. Grapes gave wines with great level of fruit and expression while having a high level of freshness. A promise of generosity, elegance and length.

Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 1995 is the first Champagne of this exceptional terroir ever created as a tribute to Ambonnay and to Pinot Noir. 
The House chose to reveal Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 1995 because the year 1995 succeeded in fully expressing the potential of this walled plot.

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The Story

Krug Clos d’Ambonnay celebrates with the rarest of Champagnes the unique character of a particular Pinot Noir grape that of a small, walled, 0.68-hectare plot from the heart of Ambonnay, one of the most distinguished villages for this grape variety in Champagne, and one which has played a very special role in the life of the House of Krug. Krug Clos d’Ambonnay reveals a personality with significant presence, great substance and an amazing length and finesse.

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Vintage 1995

This single vineyard Champagne is the rarest and most expensive in the world. Produced from just one and one half acres of Pinot Noir within the village itself of Ambonnay. In 1995 there were only 250 cases made from 11 tiny 200 liter Krug casks.


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Medium and Yellow


Long and Extensive


Mineral and Cherry


Intense, Complex and Rich




Balanced, Concentrated, Well-structured, Vigor, Elegant and Dry

Written Notes

,"A big champagne. Nose of brioche, yeast. On the palate tightly wound fruit, crystalline minerality, lots of energy. Interesting."
  • 96p
Världens dyraste unga champagne kommer från ett magiskt 0,68 hektar litet muromgärdat läge mitt i Ambonnay. Världens dyraste unga champagne går på upp mot 3 000 euro per flaska vilket inte verkar skrämma iväg krugisterna då alla de 3000 flaskorna redan är bokade. Själva vinet är fantastiskt, allra främst eftersom det är en uppenbar broder till de övriga syskonen i Krugfamiljen. Vinet andas mycket mer Krug än Ambonnay på precis samma sätt som Clos du Mesnil gör på sitt håll. Det känns som om alla Krugviner får en sista liten dusch av Krugparfym som särskiljer dem från allt annat oavsett växtplats. Det spelar ingen roll om andra kopierar metoderna med små gamla ekfat, ingen malolaktisk jäsning, 12 års lagring och andra teknikaliteter. Krug kan de ändå inte kopiera. TASTINGNOTE Jag tycker att Clos d´Ambonnay påminner mycket om det vanliga årgångsvinet och är förvånande nog endast marginellt fylligare än detta. En blanc de noirs med sannslös finess långt bortom klumpighet. Fräschören och den fenomenalt långa eftersmaken är nog det mest frapperande med detta magnifika vin. Bouqueten är rikt krämig med antydan till hasselnöt och brioche tillsammans med papayamarmelad och mango. Smaken balanserar mellan sagolik mjukhet och 96-lik friskhet. Ett nytt världsklassvin är fött.
  • 97p



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Wine Advocate #186
Dec 2009
Antonio Galloni 98 Drink: 2010 - 2020 $2248-$4000 (3500)
The 1995 Brut Blanc de Noirs Clos d’Ambonnay is simply profound from the very first sip. All of the classic Krug elements are there; the signature bouquet, the finesse of the best Clos du Mesnils, but with the broader shoulders of Pinot from Ambonnay. The fruit is intricately layered in sublime, graceful notes of mineral-infused, perfumed berries that linger on the eternal finish. Totally rich and seductive, the 1995 Clos d’Ambonnay is a wine that will stimulate the intellectual and hedonistic senses to the maximum. In a word, it is divine. The 1995 Clos d’Ambonnay is hard to resist today, but it should continue to develop positively in bottle for a number of years. The only problem is the $3,500 price tag, which means the wine will only be enjoyed by an elite few. No disgorgement date provided. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020. 

My tasting this year with Olivier Krug was fascinating as I had the rare opportunity to taste all of the house’s 1996’s side by side, a comparison that yielded very interesting results.
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 Georg Linde, Wine Writer (Germany)  tasted  Krug Clos d'Ambonnay 1995  ( Krug )

","A big champagne. Nose of brioche, yeast. On the palate tightly wound fruit, crystalline minerality, lots of energy. Interesting.""

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 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Krug Clos d'Ambonnay 1995  ( Krug )

"Just tasted the world's oldest official vintage - 1727 - still very drinkable and elegant - have you tasted it"

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