Krug Collection 1989 Krug Collection 1989, time’s second revelation of Krug 1989

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A very limited number of bottles of Krug 1989 were kept in ideal conditions in Krug’s cellars. These bottles were tasted and appraised as they waited to blossom into a second life. Krug Collection 1989 is now at this stage. The opulence, roundness, and extroversion present in Krug 1989 find a beautiful harmony with an elegant and silky character enhanced by an expansive texture and a lingering finish. Now over 22 years later, Krug Collection 1989 sparks new sensations that develop under time’s magical influence, expressing an outstanding new facet of this Champagne to the delight of collectors around the world.

Deep intense golden yellow colour that announces maturity, opulence, harmony and elegance

Exotic, complex nose consisting of honey with spices and white fruits, truffle, earth, slightly browned apples, a hint of high-toned flowers, yeast, and a gentle nuttiness in the background

Deep palate with bright, high youthful tones of pear, green apple, citrus fruits marmalade, fresh figs and even a touch of earth with a finish which goes on and on with undertones of mineral and spices.

Krug Collection 1989 is the perfect accompaniment to foie gras, fish in cream sauce, any dessert created with autumn fruits, or simply some slices of aged Comté cheese as well as any other audacious combinations

Type your Krug ID (on the back label*) to read the story behind that very bottle. The first number refers to the quarter your bottle left Krug’s cellars and the following two the year; thus the code also serves as a simple reference to build a collection of different bottles with different Krug IDs to age and enjoy in the future.

* bottles released from our cellars after September 2011

Krug Collection 1989 together with Krug’s other cuvees, has made Krug the world’s best-rated Champagne for years:

Wine Spectator, September 2013. Score: 96/100
“Shows a lovely interplay between the creamy bead and rich notes of almond financier, apricot preserves, treacle and  cardamom, with finely cut, persistent acidity and flavors of pastis, raspberry puree, fennel seed and fleur de sel. Offers a refined, lasting finish, with a push of saline-tinged minerality. Drink now through 2029.”  –AN