'This is a great showing from Krug' - Antonio Galloni
You may be about to have a bout of déjà vu. Yes, this is another opportunity to add the wonderful Krug 2000 to your cellar, and as sterling has strengthened a little, we are able to offer at a market beating £725/6 ib.
Krug should require no introduction. Since Johann-Joseph Krug founded the house in 1843, they have produced regal, complex Champagne, revered the world over. Every vintage release from this noble estate is an event. Unlike some houses, they are very particular with their declarations. Think back over the last two decades: 1982, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1998 and now 2000. Every release displays the unique characteristics of the growing season, but the quality is always consistent, astonishing and very apparent. The latest release, from the Millennium year is beginning to hit its straps. Already 14 years old, it is richly textured, deeply concentrated, powerful, complex, ethereal and very very moreish. Whilst it may not rank alongside the formidable 1996 for longevity, it will no doubt have an impressive drinking window. We can't resist it now, but for those who prefer more mature nuances, this will evolve effortlessly for another two decades.
'Krug's 2000 Brut Vintage is just beginning to hit its stride. Hints of pastry, butter, toasted almonds, dried pears and apricots are all woven together beautifully in this distinctive, gorgeous Champagne. All the Krug signatures come to life beautifully in the glass. The 2000 is still quite young, especially if readers are looking for more tertiary complexity and nuance. At the same time. I don't think the 2000 will ever be one of the most explosive wines made at this historic property, but it offers considerable medium-term appeal and plenty of personality. This is a great showing from Krug. 95/100'. - Antonio Galloni, eRobertParker.com #1112 Nov 2012