Krug Clos D'Ambonnay 1998 Champagne

Krug Clos D'Ambonnay 1998 is one of those rare prestige cuvees produced with 100% grand cru pinot noir grapes. Clos D'Ambonnay 1998 is rare and only available in select markets or through auction. Be prepared to spend a small fortune for this highly rated champagne.

Krug Clos D'Ambonnay 1998
Sweetness Level:
Category: Blanc de Noirs Prestige Cuvée: Yes
Ratings (on a scale of 100)
Champagne 411 na na   Average Retail Price
Wine Enthusiast na na   (750 ml bottle) $2,000
Wine Spectator 98 11/30/13    

Tasting Notes
Appearance: na
Aroma/bouquet: na
Palate: na
Additional comments: Champagne 411 has not reviewed this blanc de noirs champagne.
When to drink: na

Clos D'Ambonnay 1998 Details
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Label: Krug Clos D'Ambonnay 1998
Champagne Krug
Wine Category:
Sparkling Wine
Region & Country: Champagne, France
Type (Style):
Vintage, Blanc de Noirs
Sweetness Level: Brut
Dosage: na
Prestige cuvée: Yes
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 12%

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Krug Clos D'Ambonnay 1998

Krug uses the méthode champenoise for their champagne production. The Clos D'Ambonnay 1998 is composed of 100% Pinot Noir grapes from a 1.7 acre single vineyard in the grand cru village of Ambonnay. The vineyard was purchased by Krug in 1994. Like other Krug champagnes, grapes from Clos D'Ambonnay are fermented in 205 L old oak barrels during primary fermentation. Krug Clos D'Ambonnay 1998 spent 12 years in the cellar before release.

Louis Vuitton-Moet Hennessy purchased Krug in the late 1990s. Administration may have been updated, but wine production and operation still rests with the Krug family. The same level of perfectionism that has trademarked Krug's uniqueness remains in place. Anything that does not fit intro Krug's standard of excellence is consigned to one of the other LVMH holdings.

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