Collection Krug 1981 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Collection Krug 1981

  • Nutty
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color: Sparkling
  • 12 %
  • Intensity
  • Classic dosage

A unique and extremely rare Champagne, available only in exceptional vintages (1988, 1989, 1990). It is has a great profusion of aromas as well as a creaminess and a sublime length. More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 slightly marked label

Collection Krug serve at a temperature of 10°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Pommes de terre fourrées aux truffes, Foie gras de canard, Soupe de homard breton.

  • Vintage score: 11/20
  • Lot presentation
    Collection Krug

    Cuvée presentation

    Krug Collection represents the last bottles of an exceptional vintage, carefully preserved in the Krug cellars. These particularly rare wines bear witness to the legendary longevity of Krug champagnes. The first Krug fermentation in small oak barrels, encouraging the wine's slow natural development, allows Krug vintages to remain almost eternally fresh and full of vitality. At the same time, they go through different life cycles, during which the taste balance changes as each aroma intensifies. In Krug Collection, aromas of toasted brioche, vanilla and caramel become more noticeable, followed by dried fruit, honey and coffee, and lastly truffles. Krug Collection bottles and magnums are all numbered in descending order as they are made available for sale.

    Information about domain Krug

    When Johann-Joseph Krug founded Maison Krug in 1843, he dreamed of attaching his name to a unique champagne. He set one simple rule – never cut corners. Today, six generations later, he would be proud of the stubborn perfectionism that still rules the creation and development of his champagne. Krug is one of the few champagne houses to only produce prestige cuvées. The worldwide reputation of this outstanding champagne is based on a rare expertise that combines patience with excellence. The rigorous selection process begins with choosing the three varieties that will go into the complex blends created at Krug. Krug is also the only top brand to fully ferment it champagnes in small oak barrels. It is this delicate process that creates champagnes with intense aromas and rich and complex tastes. Finally, as a model case in Champagne, Krug ages its wines for a minimum of 6 to 8 years. The reward for this is exceptional maturity and longevity. Krug champagnes are one-of-a-kind, standing out above all others and at the peak of what champagne can be.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 slightly marked label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 12 %
    • Country/Region: Champagne
    • Appellation/Wine: Champagne
    • Producer/Owner: Krug
    • Vintage: 1981
    • Color: Sparkling
    • Service temperature: 10°
    • Viticulture: Conventional
    • Intensity: Classic dosage
    • Dominant aroma: Nutty
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: Pinot noir et meunier
    Collection Krug
    Collection Krug

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    Collection Krug 1981

    iDealwine Price(1) corresponds to the hammer price and the buyer's premium charged by the auctioneer. (1)Bottle format