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1990 Krug Clos du Mesnil

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97 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2003

($346) Extremely fine mousse Deep, musky aromas of grilled nuts, ginger, earth and minerals. This would be almost painful in its concentration were it not for the wine's extraordinarily fine-grained texture. Extremely powerful but wonderfully ripe, with thick, sappy flavors of hazelnut, minerals and baking spices, plus a hint of toffee. Endless nutty, yeasty finishing flavors mount slowly and inexorably. This is great wine that just happens to have bubbles--as rich and complex as a great Montrachet. (Clicquot Inc., New York, NY)

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