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  • Country ranking ?

    910
  • Producer ranking ?

    44
  • Decanting time

    15min
  • When to drink

    now to 2030
  • Food Pairing

    Enjoy without food

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 1976

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
956€ +7.1% 893€ +22.0% 732€ +201.2% 243€ +47.3% 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

20 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Medium, Gold and Bright

ending

Long, Extensive and Flavorful

flavors

Coffee, Bread, Creamy, Nutty, Apricot and Honey

nose

Intense, Ripe, Seductive and Rich

recommend

Yes

taste

High in Acidity, Well-Integrated, Complex, Multi-dimensional, Developing, Medium-bodied, Rich, Harmonious and Elegant

Verdict

Intelligent and Fine

Written Notes

Bad Boy led things off with an original bottle of 1976 Krug. It was wheaty with white fruits, along with honey and caramel. Its palate was solid, lean and elegant with nice orange zip and a smooth, soft finish (94).
  • 94p
Good looking normal size bottle, in an excellent condition and level is 2cm ullage below the cork. Colour is gold, and looking bright, clear and deep. On the nose it is pure, fresh, seductive and ripe. The taste is full, fresh, fragrant, fat, refined, elegant, fruity, with balanced and multi-dimensional structure. On the palate it is layered and has vanilla, perfumed, herbs, honey, tropical fruits, steely, mineral, citrus and white fruits flavours. The finish is long, gentle, round, lingering and pure. This wine is sophisticated, transparent and outstanding. I paid around 1k-3k€ a bottle. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 1-5 years and decant at least 15min before tasting. Good value for money.
- (Created by Tb)
  • 97p
Krug Vintage 1976 Takes some time to open up but when it does it really delivers the good with a very intense and complex nose of butter, coffee, caramel, lush ripe fruit, apples, stone fruit, sweet spices, apricot jam, dried orange peel and dried red berries. Killer nose! Full bodied, rich and smooth palate with flavors that mirrors the nose with coffee, caramel, roasted nuts, butter and ripe apples, peaches, apricot jam and dried orange peel. All held in check by a perfect, vibrant acidity that tightens up on the finish, making it very very long and gives it a refreshing, youthful feel. Approaching full maturity. Fantastic and flawless. Drink now-2028 97p.
  • 97p

Information

Origin

Reims, Champagne

Vintage Quality

Outstanding

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

Very Good

Fake factory

Be Cautious

Glass time

30min

Drinking temperature

8

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Krug Vintage 1976  ( Krug )

"Bad Boy led things off with an original bottle of 1976 Krug. It was wheaty with white fruits, along with honey and caramel. Its palate was solid, lean and elegant with nice orange zip and a smooth, soft finish (94)."

3y 7m ago

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 Totte Steneby, Sommelier (Sweden)  tasted  Krug Vintage 1976  ( Krug )

"Krug Vintage 1976

Takes some time to open up but when it does it really delivers the good with a very intense and complex nose of butter, coffee, caramel, lush ripe fruit, apples, stone fruit, sweet spices, apricot jam, dried orange peel and dried red berries. Killer nose!

Full bodied, rich and smooth palate with flavors that mirrors the nose with coffee, caramel, roasted nuts, butter and ripe apples, peaches, apricot jam and dried orange peel. All held in check by a perfect, vibrant acidity that tightens up on the finish, making it very very long and gives it a refreshing, youthful feel. Approaching full maturity. Fantastic and flawless.
Drink now-2028
97p.
"

4y 6m ago

91p
 Juha Lihtonen, Sommelier (Finland)  tasted  Krug Vintage 1976  ( Krug )

"citric"

4y 10m ago

93p
 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Krug Vintage 1976  ( Krug )

"Krug 82 was superb in it's bubbles. 90 needs another five to eight years and it will reach even 98-99p."

5y 3m ago

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