Krug 2002 must have been one of the most highly sought after releases in the history of Maison Krug. Those that missed out, and demand far outstripped supply, might like to consider a parcel of Krug 2000 we have in stock. In our opinion, this is the next best thing to Krug 2002, and currently £400 cheaper for six bottles than its younger sibling. It is an exceptional Champagne, steelier than the 2002, with a great life ahead of it. When you consider that the 1996 is currently selling for £1,350 per six, and the 2002 is now trading at £1,200 per six, the £770 per six that we are offering this at make this the clear value for the Krug loving drinker.
Described by the Krug team as “a year of extremes”, 2000 was hot but had plenty of rain throughout the summer. The harvest was plentiful too, yet grapes ripened fully and the resulting wine offers typical Krug power, alongside a fresh minerality and fine yeasty notes. On the palate, this is really still just a baby, all pure lines and steely intensity, deliciously focused, but the best is definitely yet to come. Maison Krug considers 2000 to be a great vintage along the lines of years such as 1947, 1959, 1976, 1982 and 1989. Allen Meadows, Burghound scores it 96…
"A wonderfully layered and nuanced nose features an intense yeasty character to the maturing fruit that displays interesting phenolic characters, in particular petrol, along with aromas of apple, pear and soft citrus hints. In contrast to the nascent maturity expressed by the nose the flavor profile is still tight and backward with a genuinely gorgeous texture, all wrapped in a strikingly persistent and highly complex finish. For my taste the 2000 Brut is at an inflection point as the nose does offer enough maturity so that it's really quite pretty whereas the palate impression is substantially younger. As such it really just depends on how you prefer your Champagne because I suspect that the nose will be very mature by the time the still very youthful flavors attain their majority. For my taste preferences it would be no vinous crime to begin enjoying this now but be aware that this will age for a very long time. The best approach is probably to buy 6, or even 12, bottles and enjoy them over a longer period of time.” 96 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound.com
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