There are still things I have left to experience in the champagne world as luck would have it. One of them is to try my favorite wine in all categories, Krug ‘Clos du Mesnil’ on magnum. Honestly, I have barely seen these rare treasures. It’s even worse when one of my champagne friends arranges a complete tasting of all vintages of Krug made on magnum. That is exactly what happened the other day when my good German friend and champagne ambassador Alper Alpaslan gathered his craziest champagne nerds with Olivier Krug at the head of the stylish champagne nest Berens am Kai in Düsseldorf’s futuristic harbor district. So this time I have to give You Alpers and the group’s general opinions. All bottles were opened two hours in advance and drunk both in tasting and later for dinner.
The vintages 1979-1983 were of course in a regular bottle as no magnum was made. The latest vintage to be released in 2006 was also in a regular bottle. Note that the points and notes are not from RJ but from Alps.
If You are keen on my scores of the vintages check them out in THE TASTING LIBRARY.