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KRUG Vintage 1996 (750mL & 1500mL, with wooden gift box, ex-Maison)
KRUG Vintage 1996 (750mL & 1500mL, with wooden gift box, ex-Maison)
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KRUG Vintage 1996 (750mL & 1500mL, with wooden gift box, ex-Maison)

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Ex-Masion Edition - Cellared at KRUG until 2021

99 points - Wine Spectator
98 points - Vinous
97 points - John Gilman
97 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
96 points - Decanter


"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."  
100 points -   Wine & Spirits


"Light gold. Remarkably perfumed nose projects an exotic bouquet of deep, leesy yellow fruit, minerals, honeycomb, smoked meat and flowers, with Asian spices building expanding in the glass. Almost painfully concentrated, offering a surreal parade of orchard and pit fruits, smoked meat, toasted brioche and marrow braced by intensely salty, stunningly incisive minerality. Imagine a Frankenstein's monster of Chablis Le Clos and Clos Ste. Hune-but one with perfect balance, of course-and you get an idea of what I found in my bottle. The energetic, stony character builds exponentially on the finish, which didn't seem to, well, finish. The best analogy I can come up with for the intensity, focus and clarity of this Champagne is liquefied barbed wire. Utterly hallucinatory and one of the most amazing wines I've ever been fortunate enough to drink. At the risk of sounding completely out of touch with reality, this is a value."  
99 points -   Stephen Tanzer's Int'l Wine Cellar