At the House of Krug, every Krug Vintage celebrates the distinct character of a particular year. A Krug Vintage is a blend of the most expressive wines from a single year enhanced by a stay of over ten years in the cellars. Every Krug Vintage is different: it is the Music of the year, captured by Krug.
1996 was a very special year in Champagne, said to be one of the best vintages of the century and often compared to the legendary 1928.
At the House of Krug, even Paul Krug II, known for his strictly objective observations, noted that Krug 1996 may well have been “the next 1928”.
Krug 1996 is also the last Vintage created by three generations of the Krug family working together; Paul II, Henri and Rémi, and Olivier.
This magnum spent at least 13 years in Krug's cellars, receiving its cork in winter 2008 - 2009.
As it is a magnum, we let it rest for even longer, waiting until the Champagne is ready to be enjoyed.