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Im holding off as I have a 85' Krug slated for a few days....currently the 90' Krug is at the top of the list.


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I'm holding off as well.

Will open a few potential gems the next couple of days, but I'm thinking I already have enjoyed my Champagne of the year.
 
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Over the last two years, I'd have had a bunch to list. 2012 has been a slow Champagne year for me. Probably the excellent but unready 2002 Pierre Peters Les Chetillons.


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It's good to see several votes for Krug '95 and '98. I have a few of each in my cellar, but haven't popped one yet. Patience, patience, patience...


I would drink the '98 before the '95, Redhawk.

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and way before the 96' Smile


Thank you all for the tip. Unfortunately, no '96 around here Frown


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Thank you all for the tip. Unfortunately, no '96 around here Frown

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Had a bottle over the weekend which tops my list:

N.V. Jacques Selosse Champagne Brut Grand Cru Blanc des Blancs Initiale

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Had a bottle over the weekend which tops my list:

N.V. Jacques Selosse Champagne Brut Grand Cru Blanc des Blancs Initiale

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dare I say it, but the selosse tops the krug mv imho.


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Had a bottle over the weekend which tops my list:

N.V. Jacques Selosse Champagne Brut Grand Cru Blanc des Blancs Initiale

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dare I say it, but the selosse tops the krug mv imho.


VERY different wines...Chardonnay vs. Pinot based wine with complete barrel fermentation and long lees aging.

Both excellent wines, and I do hope Selosse does not gain too much hype. Wink
 
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... I do hope Selosse does not gain too much hype. Wink


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Looking forward to those mags of '08 Salon.
 
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As a general observation, when Krug changed the Grande Cuvee label around 2005 there seemed to be a decline in the quality of this bottling for while. In the last couple of years it seems to be back to its old standard.

While I have no unequivocal evidence to support this, I believe I know the reason for this improvement: I used to buy 2 or 3 bottles of Krug GC every year for a while, but after the label change I cut back to 1 bottle a year, and in a couple of years I even bought none. It didn't take long for the economic impact of this to hit Krug pretty hard, and I'm fairly certain they got the message loud and clear, finally responding exactly as I knew they would be forced to do.

Yes, yes, you are all very welcome. It was nothing, really.



This is the funniest thing I've read on this board all year. Thanks Seaquam.


Good thing we have Seaquam on the case!

Last night's 1990 Krug was my 2012 Champagne of the Year. The 96 Dom and 96 Salon followed a few steps behind. Happy New Year!
 
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1995 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires tied with the Bollinger La Grande Annee 2002.

But honorable mention must go to all the bottles enjoyed, they all were pleasing.
 
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Nothing has held a candle to the 1996 Salon on New Year's Eve. Wow.......


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Nothing has held a candle to the 1996 Salon on New Year's Eve. Wow.......
^This^ Need to rescind my vote for the Bouchard.......


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Thank you all for the tip. Unfortunately, no '96 around here Frown

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Thanks for the tip! But the tariff is quite steep. Hard to pull the trigger on that. Is it worth it?


Stay thirsty my friends.
 
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1990 Krug
1996 Salon
 
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Thank you all for the tip. Unfortunately, no '96 around here Frown

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Thanks for the tip! But the tariff is quite steep. Hard to pull the trigger on that. Is it worth it?


Hard to say. It's more than double what you could pick it up for on release, but...... if you want a stunning bottle to drink in the future it's probably worth biting the bullet. I can predict with some certainty that if you get one (or more) and have the patience to wait for them you won't regret the purchase. Just depends on your tolerance for pain right now.

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Thanks for the tip! But the tariff is quite steep. Hard to pull the trigger on that. Is it worth it?

Hard to say. It's more than double what you could pick it up for on release, but...... if you want a stunning bottle to drink in the future it's probably worth biting the bullet. I can predict with some certainty that if you get one (or more) and have the patience to wait for them you won't regret the purchase. Just depends on your tolerance for pain right now.

Low WineSearcher is currently $350 if you can get shipments, fwiw....
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"Is it worth it"? Such a personal, subjective, question. Thus, why I tended to ponder just how to best respond. Meanwhile, PH responded very correctly. I know that I've followed the pricing on this wine the past 5 yrs and it does not go down. Ever. A direct testiment to supply and demand. It is a superior vintage of this wine.

My take: Some years back I picked up a few '95s at $165 each as the '96s were 'more expensive' at $225. I though that I could likely eventually find it cheaper. I've regretted the decision to not just get both, or the '96, ever since.
 
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1996 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut La Grande Dame
2002 Taittinger Champagne Comtes de Champagne Rosé Brut

Here's hoping that I need to update this post after New Year's Eve! Smile

Thanks to Racer 117, I need to (happily) rescind my vote as well in favor of the '96 Salon! Smile
 
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I'm okay with multiple selections as I'm not too sure I could select a single bottle this year.

I've not seen your selection(s) yet, w+a.
Do tell Wink
 
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1996 Bollinger Francaises Vieilles Vignes. A perfect bottle of wine.

Runner-up, 1959 Krug.

I really want to taste a '59 Krug Collection this year. Banana
 
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I really want to taste a '59 Krug Collection this year. Banana


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1996 Bollinger Francaises Vieilles Vignes. A perfect bottle of wine.

Runner-up, 1959 Krug.



The 1959 Krug was awesome, but where was I for the Bollinger Francaises? Frown
 
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