Thursday, November 17, 2022

LeDomduVin: Krug Vintage 1990

Champagne Krug Vintage 1990

I tasted it last Friday, shortly after tasting DP P2 2002, (*), and I must say that both were stunning Champagnes, yet totally different in so many ways.

Where DP P2 2002 is rich and complex, yet in a fresh, vibrant, sophisticated, and elegant way, (without necessarily being feminine), Krug 1990 brings power, depth, richness, and concentration, in a rather more masculine way.

A blend of 40% Pinot Noir, 37% Chardonnay, and 23% Pinot Meunier, from a vintage, often qualified as "exceptional", Krug 1990 perfectly reflects the complexity of this particular vintage. It has a beautiful, hypnotic, deep golden color in the glass. Enticing and appetizing nose filled with toasted brioche, roasted almond, pastry dough, dried stone, citrus fruits, and caramelized plum tart aromas. The palate is opulent, ample and rich, complex and layered, yet, fortunately, really well balanced by the acidity still conferring great freshness to this Champagne, despite his age and the ton of flavors coating the palate from beginning to end, which could have been overwhelming without this fresh note. The long and tasty finish is definitely calling for another glass. Although really enjoyable now, it still has the potential to age for many more years to come.    - Dom (11.11.2022)

Santé! Cheers!


(*) see my previous post for DP P2 2002 description/tasting notes

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