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  • Producer ranking ?

    62
  • Decanting time

    10min
  • When to drink

    now to 2025
  • Food Pairing

    Salmon and avocado blinis

The Story

Time’s second revelation of Krug Vintage. A very limited number of bottles of each Krug Vintage are kept in ideal conditions at the House of Krug cellars. Tasted and appraised, they are waiting to blossom into a second life, a life that exalts time and reveals a new facet of this Champagne. Krug Vintage thus becomes Krug Collection. Time then takes on a new, hitherto unknown meaning.

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Average Bottle Price

2015 2014 2010 2005
689€ +0.1% 688€ +6.8% 644€ +14.6% 562€

This data comes from the FINE Auction Index, a composite of average prices for wines sold at commercial auctions in 20 countries. The average prices from each year have been collected since 1990. This chart plots the index value of the average price of the wines.

Latest Pro-tasting notes

13 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Medium, Gold and Bright

ending

Long, Lingering and Vibrant

flavors

Truffles, Apricot, Mineral, Citrus, Toasty and Creamy

nose

Open, Refined, Complex and Fresh

recommend

Yes

taste

High in Acidity, Low alcohol content, Balanced, Concentrated, Well-structured, Developing, Medium-bodied, Elegant, Rich, Fresh, Dry and Silky tannins

Verdict

Sexy and Excellent

Written Notes

We started with a token 1981 Krug Collection, which was showing better than before, finally starting to shed some snakeskin and provide some meat and soup to its acidic and citric bones. It was still tangy and still too young, a veritable adolescent amongst the adults that would follow (94+M).
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Good looking magnum size bottle.
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Information

Origin

Reims, Champagne

Vintage Quality

Above Average

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

Average

Fake factory

Be Cautious

Drinking Temperature

7

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 Juha Lihtonen, Sommelier (Finland)  tasted  Krug Collection 1981  ( Krug )

"Beautiful, refined and silky! So delicate style Krug!"

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Krug Collection 1981  ( Krug )

"We started with a token 1981 Krug Collection, which was showing better than before, finally starting to shed some snakeskin and provide some meat and soup to its acidic and citric bones. It was still tangy and still too young, a veritable adolescent amongst the adults that would follow (94+M)."

4y 4m ago

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