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  • Country ranking ?

    680
  • Producer ranking ?

    33
  • Decanting time

    10min
  • When to drink

    now to 2025
  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

The Story

Unique to the House of Krug, every Krug Vintage is crafted to be different, to reveal the expression of a particular year. A year with character, a year with a special story to tell in a way that Krug alone can relate. To narrate this story, Krug has blended very expressive wines from a single year, enhanced by a stay of over ten years in the cellars. Krug Vintage is the story of a year as seen by Krug; there are as many stories as there are Krug Vintages.

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Vintage 1973

Vintage Krugs are classics that leave room for the special characteristics of each year. The Collection series gives old vintages, stored in perfect conditions, a new life in the hands of collectors. Launched in late 2010, the fabulously honeyed 1989 is now at a perfect age for enjoyment. Krug resisted producing rosés for a long time, but the Krug Rosé NV, produced since the mid-1980s, is an enchanting addition to the Krug series with its vinous baked quality.

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Average Bottle Price

2015 2012 2010 2005 2000
1 272€ +16.4% 1 093€ +17.5% 930€ +263.3% 256€ +55.2% 165€

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

11 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Medium and Straw

ending

Long, Lingering and Pure

flavors

Toasty, Cranberry, Coffee, Herbs and Nutty

nose

Intense, Complex and Generous

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, Balanced, Well-Integrated, Medium-bodied, Harmonious, Rich, Elegant and Dry

Written Notes

The next Champagne was also outstanding, this one being a 1973 Krug. Dinner had begun. The Krug had a great, fresh nose full of apples and crackers, with a touch of anisette. Its palate was long, zippy and tasty, with some ‘old school Creamsicle’ per Dapper Dave. The Krug had plenty of stuffing to it as well, but it had more balance, too (96).
  • 96p
Krug 1973 / This was a hot vintage that raised expectations. However, heavy rain in September caused a lot of damage due to rot and dilution. Nevertheless the richness of fruit combined with high levels of acidity have proven this to be a vintage, which matured well. Many 1973s are still showing magnificently, Krug being the prime example. Extremely delicate bright orange hue. Hardly any bubbles detected. Very vinous nose with cranberries and strawberries. The palate shows a very intense dried fruit flavour enhanced with toasty and brioche flavours. Although the mousse is weak, the crispiness and delicious freshness forms a great elegance to this moderately rich champagne. The lingering finish is velvety and immensely long.
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Information

Origin

Reims, Champagne

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

Very Good

Fake factory

None

Glass time

30min

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Krug Vintage 1973  ( Krug )

"The next Champagne was also outstanding, this one being a 1973 Krug. Dinner had begun. The Krug had a great, fresh nose full of apples and crackers, with a touch of anisette. Its palate was long, zippy and tasty, with some ‘old school Creamsicle’ per Dapper Dave. The Krug had plenty of stuffing to it as well, but it had more balance, too (96)."

1y 1m ago

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 Essi Avellan MW / Editor of the Champagne magazine, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Krug Vintage 1973  ( Krug )

"Krug 1973 / This was a hot vintage that raised expectations. However, heavy rain in September caused a lot of damage due to rot and dilution. Nevertheless the richness of fruit combined with high levels of acidity have proven this to be a vintage, which matured well. Many 1973s are still showing magnificently, Krug being the prime example.
Extremely delicate bright orange hue. Hardly any bubbles detected. Very vinous nose with cranberries and strawberries. The palate shows a very intense dried fruit flavour enhanced with toasty and brioche flavours. Although the mousse is weak, the crispiness and delicious freshness forms a great elegance to this moderately rich champagne. The lingering finish is velvety and immensely long.
"

1y 9m ago

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 Juha Lihtonen, Sommelier (Finland)  tasted  Krug Vintage 1973  ( Krug )

"Great experience with some amazing wines - Charles Heidsiecks and Krug Vintage 1973! Also astonishing experience to see such a revolting fake of Krug Collection 1979 - bottleful of Sambuca!"

5y 10m ago

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