Krug Brut Champagne Blend 1996

$555

A powerful, majestic Champagne. Deep and compelling, with aromas of whole-grain toast, coconut and dried citrus that draw you in. Lean and racy on the palate, with a creaminess that's yet to be integrated. A classic '96, with ripe, exotic aromas and a steely structure...with the long, resonant finish confirming its potential. Best from 2009 through 2040. Wine Spectator

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Ratings on Delectable

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Wow. Very pure and intense. Driving fruit with gorgeous acidity and balance. Pretty primary still with huge length. Apparently stored at Krug until 2017. Amazingly fresh and balanced.

Wow. Very pure and intense. Driving fruit with gorgeous acidity and balance. Pretty primary still with huge length. Apparently stored at Krug until 2017. Amazingly fresh and balanced.

9.5

Shay A Delectable Pro

An absolutely stunning lunch from @joe leatherwood . 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind. One of the best examples of champagne I’ve ever had. The moment I saw it in the glass, I was sold. Then I smelled it, and I was in love. Just absolutely mind boggling. I was between Jacques Selosse or older vintage Krug, and eventually felt very confident in my JSelosse guess. Supremely and beautifully oxidized. Sherry, candied ginger, honey drizzled stone fruits with orange marmalade covered scone. Nutty too. I can’t get enough of this style of champagne.

An absolutely stunning lunch from @joe leatherwood . 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind. One of the best examples of champagne I’ve ever had. The moment I saw it in the glass, I was sold. Then I smelled it, and I was in love. Just absolutely mind boggling. I was between Jacques Selosse or older vintage Krug, and eventually felt very confident in my JSelosse guess. Supremely and beautifully oxidized. Sherry, candied ginger, honey drizzled stone fruits with orange marmalade covered scone. Nutty too. I can’t get enough of this style of champagne.

9.7

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Lovely soft lemon with biscuity fresh breads nose. Lovely fine acidity, with hints of orange, oyster shells and a calm balancing minerality. Expansive and more and more delicious as time goes by in the glass. A sweetness in the edges. Wonderful.

Lovely soft lemon with biscuity fresh breads nose. Lovely fine acidity, with hints of orange, oyster shells and a calm balancing minerality. Expansive and more and more delicious as time goes by in the glass. A sweetness in the edges. Wonderful.

9.6

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Oxidized. I’ve had real problems with 96 Krug. Huge bummer

Oxidized. I’ve had real problems with 96 Krug. Huge bummer

6.1

Greg Koslosky Delectable Pro

Amazing depth layers and complexity no issues with premature oxidation very Krug in style awesome !

Amazing depth layers and complexity no issues with premature oxidation very Krug in style awesome !

9.7

Mark Bright Delectable Pro

Partner/Wine Director Saison Restaurant

Monstrous texture and acid high enough to dissolve steel, great champagne in 500 years

Monstrous texture and acid high enough to dissolve steel, great champagne in 500 years

10

Morgan Harris Delectable Pro

Head Sommelier Aureole New York

Shit picture. Great wine. Krug has long been one of my favorite '96s. Searing acid structure, but there's enough body, fruit and now secondary savories around it to keep it all together. Drinking now, but will go forever. A total skyscraper of a wine.

Shit picture. Great wine. Krug has long been one of my favorite '96s. Searing acid structure, but there's enough body, fruit and now secondary savories around it to keep it all together. Drinking now, but will go forever. A total skyscraper of a wine.

9.6

Bradley Brown Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Big Basin Vineyards

Mineral driven, tight

Mineral driven, tight

9.4

Nathaniel DiMaggio Delectable Pro

Out of magnum. Holy crap!!

Out of magnum. Holy crap!!

9.7

Phil Stice Delectable Pro

Tons of acid. So fresh it's amazing. With time it's really fleshing out and showing secondary caramel flavors

Tons of acid. So fresh it's amazing. With time it's really fleshing out and showing secondary caramel flavors

9.8

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