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Krug Collection 1982

Time’s second revelation of krug 1982

To the delight of collectors around the world, a very limited number of bottles of Krug Vintage are kept in ideal conditions in the House’s cellars. They are tasted and appraised as they wait to blossom into a second life. Krug Vintage then becomes Krug Collection and reveals a new personality. Krug Collection Champagnes are true examples of time sublimation; maturity exposes hidden facets and depth. New flavours surprise, while old ones have gained structure. Krug Collection is always a wonderful discovery, a deeper story of the Krug Vintage. Krug Collection 1982 is time’s second revelation of Krug 1982.

This individually numbered magnum spent at least 32 years in Krug's cellars further developing its depth and complexity. After regular tasting and appraisal, it received its cork as Krug Collection 1982 in spring 2014.

As it is a magnum, we let it rest for even longer, waiting until the Champagne is ready to be enjoyed.

COMPOSITION

54%
Pinot Noir
30%
Chardonnay
16%
Meunier

Blend

100% wines of the year 1982

Cork received

spring 2014
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Probably one of the most generous harvests in the history of Champagne, the year 1982 is a classic in terms of climate.
Heat from June through September with optimal rainfall when it was needed. Vines were well-rested from the previous small crops and conditions were right for wines of excellent ripeness and full character despite a record crop in terms of size.
The House did not hesitate to create Krug 1982 as the year had an interesting character and story to tell.
Krug 1982 is the result of blending opulent and powerful Pinot Noirs (54%), aromatic Chardonnays (30%) and spicy Meuniers (16%). Krug 1982 is a more full-bodied Krug vintage, less so than Krug 1959 or 1976 but reminiscent of the renowned Krug 1964 or even 1953.
The Krug Collection bottles are numbered and leave the House in descending order, thereby revealing how many of these precious Champagnes still remain. They are guaranteed by Krug with a certificate of authenticity signed by Olivier Krug, which can be provided upon request.

A talk with Eric Lebel

Krug Cellar Master

TASTING NOTES

At first sight, it is elegant with lasting bubbles and a fantastic colour seemingly untouched by time.
On the nose, mocha aromas with hazelnut and an opulent rich maturity and depth, revealing a peppery tang.
On the palate, rich honey and crystallized and tropic fruit with hints of mango and mild spices which slowly gain strength.

TASTING NOTES

At first sight, it is elegant with lasting bubbles and a fantastic colour seemingly untouched by time.
On the nose, mocha aromas with hazelnut and an opulent rich maturity and depth, revealing a peppery tang.
On the palate, rich honey and crystallized and tropic fruit with hints of mango and mild spices which slowly gain strength.

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.

DISCOVER KRUG ECHOES

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.

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

Olivier Krug
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How to enjoy Champagne

Maggie Henriquez
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Welcome to the Krug Family House

Mylène Soulas
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Sharing inspiration from Krug x Pepper

Juan Amador - 3* Krug Ambassade Chef - Austria
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FOOD PAIRING

Krug Collection 1982 can be enjoyed with Indian or Vietnamese food, as well as many creative combinations such as shrimps with mango sauce, chicken curry, aged comté, autumn fruit desserts, orange soufflé or a tasty carrot cake.

FOOD PAIRING

Krug Collection 1982 can be enjoyed with Indian or Vietnamese food, as well as many creative combinations such as shrimps with mango sauce, chicken curry, aged comté, autumn fruit desserts, orange soufflé or a tasty carrot cake.

STORING & SERVING

The Right Temperature

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

The Right Glass

The House of Krug has partnered with renowned crystal maker Riedel to design a glass that would most generously reveal the fullness of flavour and aromas of Krug Champagnes.

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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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