Why to buy: An extraordinary wedding gift for a champagne-loving couple, or as the centerpiece of a holiday table, KRUG Collection 1989 is a truly exceptional bottle to commemorate a special occasion. Krug Vintage becomes a bottle of Krug Collection when the House re-releases the vintage into the market after it’s been properly aged in Krug’s own cellars. A limited number of Krug 1989 were kept in ideal conditions while the bottles were tasted and appraised for a second life of the market; twenty-two years later, the Krug is proudly re-presenting it’s 1989 vintage to the world.
Nose, palate and pairing: This champagne has an exotic, complex nose of honey, spice, truffle, caramelized apples and yeast. The palate is deep with tones of pear, green apple and orange marmalade. A lovely, clean and long finish. Pair with bold flavors like Thanksgiving turkey with all of its complex sides. It’s also the perfect champagne for foie gras, creamy pastas with freshly shaved truffles, or rustic fruit desserts.
The backstory: Established in 1843 by Joseph Krug, this house produces what are arguably the most prestigious champagnes in the world. With grapes selected and tasted from hundreds of individual plots, Krug seeks to weave the unique nuances from meticulously tended vineyards into pleasurable champagnes with beautiful character and unmatched aging potential.