"The suppression of malolactic fermentation allows this almost im..."
The suppression of malolactic fermentation allows this almost impossibly complex wine to have such a long life, reaching its peak between 20 and 30 years of age. Straw-gold in colour, ripe fruits, dried fruits, biscuit and caramel all come through on the complex bouquet, and flow into the palate. This has explosive length and intensity, the finish long, the aftertaste amazing. It is the magic of Krug which produces such a lovely wine from an ordinary vintage. 98 points, $525; Halliday’s Top 100 Wines for 2009