96 points Wine Spectator: "Offers fine depth and complexity, showing aromas of coffee, mushroom and candied citrus. This is laserlike on the palate, focusing its citrus, honey and mineral flavors and corralling them to a long finish. Still a baby, with great length and potential. Best from 2010 through 2030. 817 cases made." (07/07)
99 points Wine Spectator! The most anticipated Champagne in a generation is now available for sale - the 1996 Krug Brut Vintage. This Champagne was made while Krug was still completely family owned (they were purchased by LVMH in 1998) and is being released at 11 years old. The 1996 harvest was a dream for quality in Champagne, low yields and the surprising duo of high sugar and high acidity in the grapes.