1990 Krug "Collection" Brut Champagne

SKU #1272511 98 points Wine & Spirits

 When I tasted this wine pre-release last year, it already showed itself to be great. Now with the benefit of an additional year of age, it may be the greatest Krug I've tasted. The wine has perfect harmony, all the elements in balance, a complex chord of flavor that lasts more than a minute after each sip. There's not much to say when a wine's internal energy and drive are so in tune with the flavors. Buy it if you can.  (12/2005)

97 points Wine Spectator

 An aristocrat. Big-boned and intense, yet with finesse and complex flavors of coconut, whole-grain bread, ginger, citrus and honey. Waves of flavor saturate the palate and the long finish picks up a mineral and smoke note. Very harmonious from start to finish. (BS)  (11/2005)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 At its finest, the 1990 Vintage is superb, revealing a slightly oxidized style, but a full-bodied, rustic, rich personality with the body of a red wine, but loads of character. (RP)  (12/2005)

95 points Wine Enthusiast

 A bit dark in color and lacking in bubbles, but when it comes to aromas and flavors it's out of this world. Vanilla, cinnamon, almond and apple scents are ethereal and mature as can be, while the palate deals layered apple and spice in multiple layers. Runs a mile long but soft on the finish. Unique in style; not the least bit zesty. (MS)  (12/2005)

94 points Vinous

 The 1990 Vintage, tasted from magnum, was remarkable for its opulent and exuberant personality and incredible finesse. (AG)  (7/2009)

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France

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Champagne

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