Krug 1985


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Tasting Notes

The 1985 Krug was delicate, perfumed and lithe on the palate, with superb freshness and a more compact frame than the 1988. I came back to it often and never failed to be seduced by its mesmerizing personality.

Score: 93Antonio Galloni,, March 2008

Along with 1982 and 1989, 1985 is the finest vintage of the eighties thanks to excellent ripeness and a good-sized crop. A superb champagne vintage!

 Robert Parker, Wine Buyers Guide (5), January 2000

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Score: 96Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (96), December 1994

I have had a number of bottles, even from the same cellar, that have been showing plenty of age and even occasionally flirting with oxidative hints yet this most recent bottle (from my cellar) was among the freshest I’ve had in a while with its intensely yeasty and toasty aromas of white orchard fruit, citrus peel, marmalade and orange peel. This is arguably the most complex vintage of the 1980s (though not necessarily the most vibrant or the most complete) and in particular I like the way that the mousse has managed to maintain most of its original vigor on the sweet yet ultimately dry finale that delivers very fine persistence. While this bottle was admirably fresh it’s clear that it’s time to drink up sooner than later unless your taste runs to post-mature characters. Drink now

Score: 94Allen Meadows, (60), October 2015

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