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Krug : Clos du Mesnil 2002

€1,281 Incl. VAT & DP1 Bottle in presentation case (75 cl) |
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    Parker : 98+ / 100
    J. Robinson : 18 / 20
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Krug's beautifully citrus colored 2002 Blanc de Blancs Brut Clos du Mesnil (ID 415068 - disgorged IV/2015) shows a deep, complex, very clear and precise if not etherial bouquet with citrus aromas intertwined with chalk and noble brioche notes in the background. Pure, profound and vibrantly fresh on the palate, this is a straight, athletic, very intense and expressive yet highly elegant and finessed Clos du Mesnil with a unique fresh fruit character! The 2002 reveals a great mineral structure and chalky texture on the palate. The highly complex, energetic finish reveals bracing freshness and vitality as well as the charm and creaminess from the vinification in barrels and possibly the dosage wine that seems to boost the Krug style. While terroir wine is the result of hands-off winemaking, Krug's Clos du Mesnil is perhaps a very particular Krug Champagne--it has great quality, style and complexity that is the result of the winemaking and the addition of the dosage wine. How the Clos du Mesnil would taste if farmed biodynamically, picked later and dosed with nothing but itself is a pointless question, but it hasn't left my mind since I tasted the paradoxical 2002, which is terribly fresh on one hand and also has this unique Krug reserve style. Notabene: This doesn't include the hypothesis that the wine could be any better. It would just be different and surely less Krug, which is not what we really want, do we? Tasted April 2018.
    Champagne
    Alcohol
    12.5

    Grape varieties
    Chardonnay (Blanc de blancs)

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Conventional viticulture

    J. Robinson
    18

    J. Suckling
    100

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    95

    Wine Spectator
    98

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Area
    Champagne

    Appellation
    Champagne

    Color
    White

    Producer
    Krug

    Sweetness
    Brut

    Parker
    98+

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites

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