This is a rather overlooked vintage of Krug. Due to price hikes, the economy, and having to follow the 96, this has been vastly ignored and hasn't sold all that well. With the price falling back towards $200, this should pique more interest as it is a very, very good wine that is drinking well now, butalso has a long and bright future ahead of it. I opened a bottle last night and here are my thoughts on it:
It starts off with a great nose of roasted nuts, some vanila biscuit, and plenty of tart citrus. The palate is quite lively, but also fairly full bodied with apple and vanilla mixing with some biscuit and nuts. Still, at its core this has great acidity and will age very nicely. Shows very, very well with warmth and plenty of room in the glass to breathe. A top notch 98 that should not be slept on.
For those of you that have tried it, what did you think?