Krug vintage vertical back to 1988


In my 42 years writing about wine I have frequently had to pinch myself as I sit down to enjoy an array of extraordinary bottles in the name of work. One afternoon last November called for much pinching as I settled down with Olivier Krug and Nick Baker of champagne specialist The Finest Bubble for a blind tasting of every vintage of Krug made since the 1988.

Krug is of course so much more than a champagne. For some – including many a collector, all members of the Krug family and Maggie Henriquez who was recently promoted from CEO of...