Krug Brut 2002 Champagne

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Krug Brut 2002 Champagne (75cl,

The Krug 2002 is in another league. Everything went right in a perfect season – warm, with gentle rain at the right moments to bring freshness and finesse to the inherent density without heaviness that resulted in perfect ripeness under a continental sun – Nature’s bounty. It is the sort of very great Champagne that will likely taste good with no ups and downs for a further decade or three.

Fruit, freshness, balance, expressiveness, vivacity and finesse, all at the same time. Krug 2002 is only possible thanks to the unique, detailed approach of the House of Krug to creating Champagnes.

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James Suckling
The much-anticipated 2002 has impeccable detail and depth with a lot of chalky, stony and flinty elements on the nose as well as a very fresh edge. The nose is very complex and wound up tight but presents itself as very integrated and compressed. There are aromas of lemon rind, lime juice and a lime custard all at once, complemented in turn by a super-restrained hazelnut-like edge. Undertones of brown mushrooms, chalky minerals and lemon leaf. The palate has a core of sizzlingly intense, concentrated chardonnay framed whitin 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.