Live Virtual Auction, 16 May 2021

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R 11 139
Lot 57
Krug; Vintage Brut; 1985; 1 (1 x 1); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 12 000 - 15 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 11 139
Location
Item in Wine Storage

About this Item

Vintage Brut, 1985
1 (1 x 1) 750ml
Founded in 1843, Charles Krug is the 6th generation custodian of arguably the greatest sparkling wine producer on earth. Their flagship, prestige bottling is the non-vintage Grande Cuvée which makes up the majority of their production. Their latest Grande Cuvée is their 166th release – a blend of 140 wines from 13 different harvests between 1998 and 2010. This incredible blending process gives Krug its hallmark richness, complexity and amazing finesse.

Critics Ratings

'The 1985 Krug was delicate, perfumed and lithe on the palate, with superb freshness and a more compact frame than the 1988. I came back to it often and never failed to be seduced by its mesmerizing personality. The 1988 Krug was decidedly more intense and full-bodied. It had everything; gorgeous fruit, acidity, texture and loads of complexity. In short, it was stunning.’ – Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, 93/100

'One of the greatest champagnes I have tasted. Powerful and unctuous, there is tremendous delicacy, flavor, energy and magic depth. The finish is melted butter, toasted nuts and baked apple pie. Drink over the next decade.' -  Roland Peens (2019), 98/100

Provenance

Private Client


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