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1996 Krug Clos du Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Brut, Champagne, France

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $1,838   From: $1,801   To: $1,877

Search Rank 173 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 173rd most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 117th

Score: 98. When to drink: 2010 to 2036
The Wine-Searcher score of 98/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
100/100    
99/100   2011 to 2036
97/100 (22 notes from 16 users )    
96/100    
20/20    
18/20    
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Price History for 1996 Krug Clos du Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Brut, Champagne, France
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Grape Variety: Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the world’s most famous white wine grape and also one of the most widely planted. Although the most highly regarded expressions of the variety are those from Burgundy and California, many high-quality examples are made in Italy, Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America.

Describing the flavors of Chardonnay is no easy task. While many Chardonnay wines have high aromatic complexity, this is usually due to winemaking techniques (particularly the use of oak) rather than the variety's intrinsic qualities. Malolactic fermentation gives distinctive buttery aromas. Fermentation and/or maturation in ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Champagne Blanc de Blancs wine region

    Blanc de Blancs is Champagne made exclusively from the white grape varieties permitted under the Champagne appellation. Chardonnay is by far the most common, but Pinot Gris (aka Fromenteau Gris), Pinot Blanc and Arbane are also sanctioned for use under the appellation laws. That said, only a very small number of producers make Blanc de Blancs Champagne from anything other than Chardonnay; Drappier's Quattuor is the ... more

  • Champagne wine region

    Champagne is the name of the world’s most famous sparkling wine, the appellation under which it is sold, and the French wine region from which it comes. While it has been used to refer to sparkling wines from all over the world – a point of much controversy and legal wrangling in recent decades – Champagne is a legally controlled and restricted na ... more

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