1985 Krug Brut Champagne

SKU #100089 98 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Fabulous aristocratic nose of minerals, lemon, toast, and grilled nuts. Big, rich and ripe, but vibrant and incredibly penetrating. Extraordinarily nuanced in the mouth: minerals, lemon peel, caraway seed, and a smoky, hazelnutty yeast autolysis character. Uncanny intensity of sweet fruit given delineation by bracing acids. Explosive finish offers great cut. An extraordinary wine, and the best Clos du Mesnil to date.  (12/1998)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 (no tasting note given)  (12/1994)

94 points Wine Spectator

 A seductive, fully mature, spicy-flavored Champagne that's rich in texture, full in body, still quite firm in balance and long on the finish. What a satisfying taste experience!  (12/1996)

Jancis Robinson

 Fully mature, bronze colour and rather a sluggish bead. Quite a bit of mushrooms and toast on the nose but wonderful freshness on the palate. Great balance. Powerful but not at all sweet. Fully resolved. Very impressive. 19/20 points. Drink to 2020.  (9/2014)

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Other White Wines

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France

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