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Krug Clos du Mesnil 1998

The purity of a single plot of Chardonnay in 1998
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Krug Clos du Mesnil 1998 exalts the crisp purity of Chardonnay from one of the finest terroirs in the region – a single walled plot of vines, Clos du Mesnil – from a single year, 1998.

The legendary vineyard has been protected by stone walls since 1698 and is hidden within the heart of one of the most celebrated villages for Chardonnay in the Champagne region, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. Its privileged location and small size of 1.84 hectares (4.25 acres), make Krug Clos du Mesnil 1998 a rare gem.

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A talk with Julie Cavil

Krug Cellar Master

In 1998, the village of Mesnil-sur-Oger enjoyed mild weather in the spring and high temperatures in August, which were succeeded by heavy rains in early September, then radiant sunshine during harvest. The great winners of that year were Chardonnays, especially those from Mesnil-sur-Oger whose wines were fresh, lively, aromatic and elegant; upon early tastings, their immense potential was clear from the start.
The House of Krug chooses to create Krug Clos du Mesnil only in years that provide the ideal conditions for the full potential of this enclosed plot of Chardonnay vines to be revealed.
Krug Clos du Mesnil 1998 reveals a precise signature and a striking grace, after resting in the cellar for over ten years.

Tasting notes

Krug Clos du Mesnil 1998 is a picture of finesse and harmony. A unique luminous pale golden colour. Mineral aromas combined with those of candied fruit, praline and white truffle, boasting intense purity. In the palate flavours of citrus fruit, vanilla and herbs with chiselled structure, velvet texture and persistent finish will amaze you.

Tasting notes

Krug Clos du Mesnil 1998 is a picture of finesse and harmony. A unique luminous pale golden colour. Mineral aromas combined with those of candied fruit, praline and white truffle, boasting intense purity. In the palate flavours of citrus fruit, vanilla and herbs with chiselled structure, velvet texture and persistent finish will amaze you.

Ratings

"A powerhouse, featuring well-sculpted acidity and rich mineral character, showing an overall sense of finesse, with a palatecaressing texture and beautifully layered flavors of crème de cassis, black cherry pâte de fruit, treacle, dried papaya, clover honey, fennel seed and ground spice, ringing out on the finish. Drink now through 2035."

Wine Spectator 2013
Ratings : 98/100

KRUG X MUSIC

The House of Krug has long sensed that a link existed between sound and taste perception. Many appreciators of fine wine and Music, or anyone who has used the Krug App, understands the joy of savouring this extraordinary Champagne while listening to a piece of Music and how such an experience allows one to travel down direct pathways to the sensations.

The House collaborates with renowned artists, as well as with rising newcomers who compose original tracks following their tastings with the Cellar Master. Their Music Pairings or “Krug Echoes” are accessible to anyone on Krug.com or via the Krug app, making it possible to share their unforgettable experience with Krug Champagne at home.

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Ozark Henry

Artist & Composer

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I still remember my first glass of Krug, being overwhelmed by a complexity I did not expect from a Champagne. It was one big crescendo, a feast of highlights, the big finale of a huge fireworks display.

I still remember my first glass of Krug, being overwhelmed by a complexity I did not expect from a Champagne. It was one big crescendo, a feast of highlights, the big finale of a huge fireworks display.

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KRUG PODCASTS

Discover the House of Krug from the inside. Relive stories from Krug’s heritage, told by members of the House. Join Krug’s winemakers as they reveal tasting room insights. Listen to Krug Lovers talking about their unforgettable experiences with Krug Champagnes.

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The Most Generous Expression of Champagne

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Text by Olivier Krug and Music pairing by Kris Bowers
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Sharing inspiration from Krug x Pepper

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FOOD PAIRING

Krug Clos du Mesnil 1998 can be enjoyed with a variety of fish and shellfish dishes such as langoustine carpaccio, scallops marinated in dill, lobster salad with citrus or grilled giant prawns.

FOOD PAIRING

Krug Clos du Mesnil 1998 can be enjoyed with a variety of fish and shellfish dishes such as langoustine carpaccio, scallops marinated in dill, lobster salad with citrus or grilled giant prawns.

STORING AND SERVING

The Right Temperature

The House of Krug recommends that its Champagnes be served between 9°C and 12°C, as colder temperatures limit the expression of their flavours and aromas.

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The Right Glass

In 2011 the House of Krug partnered with renowned crystal maker, Riedel, to design a glass that would most generously reveal the fullness of flavours and aromas of Krug Grande Cuvée.

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The Influence of Time

Krug offers only prestige Champagnes, the most important characteristic of which is that they will gain beautifully with the passage of time.

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