Ratings & Tasting Notes:
100 points Decanter
“Disgorged at the same time as the original Krug Vintage 1982, this is one of the most profoundly complex Champagnes you could dream of encountering. A universe of profound exotic spice, pipesmoke and burnt grapefruit evolves to plum depth, nuanced by wonderful mineral texture.”
97 points Vinous
“This is another epic Champagne from Krug right in the middle of its prime drinking window.”
96 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 1982 Brut Collection is breathtakingly beautiful. Smoke, pastry and caramel are some of the nuances that emerge from a sublime Champagne that recalls a fine, aged grand cru Burgundy in its complexity and level of depth. Very vinous, with a delicate, almost imperceptible mousse, the 1982 Collection is a graceful, layered wine of the highest level. This is pure magic in a glass. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2014. My tasting this year with Olivier Krug was fascinating as I had the rare opportunity to taste all of the house’s 1996’s side by side, a comparison that yielded very interesting results.
Stored on its side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.