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The Winter 2016 Auction

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Auction Ends: 12/15/2016 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #1485. Krug Vintage Brut 1996

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Region: France, Champagne.
Score: 100 WSM.
"It's hard to imagine how a wine of this power can sustain perfect balance. What is now a more nonchalant intensity in the aroma was, in fact, too much to handle when we tasted this last year, as if the wine had no time for mere humans with their limited sense receptors. If you stop to taste ripe pear, ginger spice, apple blossom and butterscotch the wine leaves you lost in random flavor descriptors as it soars off into a vinous glow that lasts for minutes. This may well be the greatest vintage wine of Henri Krug's career (unless it is challenged by the 2002). It is impossible to predict how long this wine will thrive in bottle, though considering the current fine condition of the 1959 Krug, the first 50 years are a given." Wine & Spirits Magazine, Dec 2008
Notes: OC.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $300


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