Behind every precious drop of Krug stands the dream of a visionary. One man who, long before others, understood that the essence of Champagne is pleasure. So, over 170 years ago, Joseph Krug broke with convention to follow his vision. To create the most generous expression of Champagne every year, regardless of climatic unpredictability. Joseph’s bold experiment proved a triumph and he succeeded in creating Champagne like never before. And like no other Champagne House since. To this day, the House of Krug lives and breathes his enduring philosophy, creating only prestige Champagnes since 1843.
The much-anticipated 2002 has impeccable detail and depth. The palate has a core of sizzlingly intense, concentrated chardonnay framed within a powerful phenolic structure that will underpin the future of this Champagne. Flawlessly fresh and as perfect as it gets. Give this time as it needs to settle: best from 2020 and then for another decade beyond. Rating: 100 Points; James Suckling
This is a fabulous wine from the greatest Champagne vintage so far this century. Still young, it blends almost equal amounts of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay fleshed out with Pinot Meunier. The minerality and the rich apple and green fruits are balanced, and acidity cuts into the wine with a pure, perfumed line of freshness. The wine could be drunk now, but it will age well into the 2020s. Rating: 100 Points; Wine Enthusiast
This fairly sizzles with energy. If you put your ear to it, I’m sure you can hear it crackling. Zesty, powerful lemon and cracked wheat and yeast flavour, firm acid line draws it long and precise – like a string pulled to near breaking point – closes lip smacking and dry. Will cellar a long time, and subject to vagaries of cork, should repay your patience handsomely. Classic release. Rating: 97+ Points; Gary Walsh; Wine Front
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