Benchmark Wines By
Krug

$2,282.00

Krug Clos du Mesnil 2002

1 Pre-Arrival 750ml
DR 100
WS 98
WA+ 98
Browse All Wines

Tasting Notes

WA98+

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.


Other wines you may like

Louis Roederer Cristal 1990

1 In-Stock 750ml
BSL
NL
WA 97
WS 94
$974.00 $1,095.00 You save $121.00

Pol Roger Winston Churchill 1990

2 In-Stock 750ml
SL
WS 96
$725.00 $770.00 You save $45.00

Pol Roger Winston Churchill 1990

4 In-Stock 750ml
WS 96
$745.00

Bollinger Grande Annee Brut 2002

1 In-Stock 750ml
JH 97
WSM 95
$289.00
Krug brand image

The Winery

Krug

Krug is a quintessential Champagne house that embodies class and quality. Krug boasts a superb track record dating back to 1843 when founded by Joseph Krug who had a vision to create Champagne with a taste unlike any other. From meticulous grape selection, to patiently aging, these Champagnes are rich, elegant and classic. You will find a mosaic of flavors, from layers of fruit to spiced overtones that will be fantastic for years to come.

www.krug.com



Rare Wines, Serious Collectors

As the #1 back-vintage retailer in the US, Benchmark Wine Group prides itself on being a trusted source for the greatest wines in the world. Their unparalleled market knowledge and exceptional service have come together to provide the most accessible cellar of rare and sought-after wines with a guarantee.