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  • Country ranking ?

    2 025
  • Producer ranking ?

    71
  • Decanting time

    30min
  • When to drink

    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    Shrimps in cream curry sauce

100 points Wine Enthusiast

 A wine that has created its own universe. It has a unique, special softness that allies with the total purity that comes from a small, enclosed single vineyard. The fruit is almost irrelevant here, because it comes as part of a much deeper complexity. This is a great wine, at the summit of Champagne, a sublime, unforgettable experience.  (12/2010) 

97 points Wine Spectator

 A minerally vein and finely tuned acidity structure this elegant 1998, with expressive notes of orchard blossom, hazelnut, dried apricot, pastry, lemon cream and crystallized pineapple sitting on a texture of finely spun silk. Features a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2028.  (11/2012) 

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 1998 Clos du Mesnil keeps getting better and better each time I taste it. This bottle was dazzling. The 1998 is probably never going to be one of the icons here, but it is stunningly beautiful just the same. The finesse of the mousse and the persistence, especially on the finish, are pure Mesnil. (96+)  (7/2011)

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The Story

Krug Clos du Mesnil, a very rare Champagne, showcases the unique character of a single plot of Chardonnay, harvested in a single year. Our 1.84-hectare vineyard overlooked by the village church has been protected by walls since 1698. The vineyard is located in the heart of Mesnil-sur-Oger, one of the most iconic villages for Chardonnay in the Champagne region. Krug Clos du Mesnil has an expansive generous personality enhanced by the finish which powers through with extreme precision.

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Vintage 1998

The 1.84-hectare vineyard overlooked by the village church has been protected by walls since 1698. It is located in the heart of Mesnil-sur-Oger, one of the most iconic villages for Chardonnay in the Champagne region. Krug’s savoir-faire has successfully revealed the intense and calm purity, chiselled structure and persistent aromas of this single walled plot in the year 1998, enhanced by over ten years in the cellar, thus gaining finesse and elegance.

 

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Average Bottle Price

2015 2012 2011 2010
834€ -6.3% 890€ +43.3% 621€ +10.5% 562€

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Different to 2000 and 2003, more complexity, good acidity, passionfruit. some nuts reminding me to a Meursault, very mineralic, precise finish, very long aftertaste, very drinkable at this time, 98
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Origin

Reims, Champagne

Vintage Quality

Above Average

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

Very Good

Fake factory

Be Cautious

Glass time

1h

Drinking temperature

8

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Inside Information

Krug Clos du Mesnil 1998 could be enjoyed with different fish and shellfish dishes, including the opulence of fish or chicken in a rich cream sauce or shrimps in cream curry sauce with fresh aromatic ginger as well as the smoothness of great caviar.

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 Alper Alpaslan, Pro (Germany)  tasted  Krug Clos du Mesnil 1998  ( Krug )

"Different to 2000 and 2003, more complexity, good acidity, passionfruit. some nuts reminding me to a Meursault, very mineralic, precise finish, very long aftertaste, very drinkable at this time, 98"

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