Moet Hennessy have been forced to withdraw five batches of its Krug Champagne after they were incorrectly labeled, and do not indicate any mention of their sulfite content, an item required by law in the EU.
The products withdrawn are: all sizes of Krug Grande Cuvee; and 75cl bottles of Krug Rose, Krug Vintage 2000, Krug Clos du Mesnil 2000 and Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 1998.
The most expensive of the affected products is the Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 1998. Only 4,760 individually numbered bottles of the wine were produced, from a tiny walled plot in the village of Ambonnay. The Champagne is selling online for as much as £1,800 ($2080). Most of the withdrawn bottles cost between £120 and £200 ($180-$300).
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It’s amazing that sulfite labeling is still allowed to be so vague. “Contains sulfites” freaks out so many people, but in my opinion it should be expanded to state exactly what an intolerance to sulfites means.
It’s estimated that around .25% of the U.S. population suffers from a true sulfite allergy (although you would think it’s a lot higher, based on people incorrectly blaming their hangover on sulfites). Send these bottles of Krug to me, I say!