Krug Vintage Brut Champagne Blend 2002

Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Now, this is a Champagne worthy of my last year in my current decade. It’s not inexpensive but, there’s a reason for that. From the moment I put my nose to the glass, I got a a sense of warm, inviting delicacy. There is; cream, soft ginger, fall green apples, mango, guava, slightly sour lemons, lime zest/candy, perfectly, ripe pineapple, white peach, green melons, lightly bruised pear, marmalade jam, as soft as white spice can be, grey volcanics, good chalkiness, vanillin, sea spray, lovely, melted caramel notes, yeast, bread dough to baguette crust, non funky cheese rind, toast, silvered almonds to nut skin with white & lilies, jasmine and spring flowers. The palate enters like Tango dancers & cross-fades into ballet. Perfect richness, mousse & micro-oxygenation with gentle, absolute, perfect acidity. The minerality is fine, delicate & straight up in my wheelhouse. Cream, understated, melted butter, ginger, fall, Granny Smith apples, mango, guava, slightly sour lemons, lime zest/ peel/candy, perfectly, ripe pineapple, white peach, peach, tangerine, green melons, lightly bruised pear, some apple cider, marmalade jam, honeysuckle, herbaceousiness, a shade of mint, as soft as white spice can be, delicate, grey volcanics with limestone, good chalkiness, vanillin, sea spray, lovely, melted caramel notes, yeast, bread dough to baguette crust, non funky cheese rind, toast, silvered almonds to nut skin with, orange blossoms, white & lilies, jasmine and spring flowers. The long, amazing, well balanced finish is simply Mozart. The 02 is a blend of 39% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay & 21% Pinot Meunier. This bottle spent at least 12 years in Krug's cellars, receiving its cork in autumn 2014. Photos of; the House of Krug, their very tall & countless stainless steel tanks they hold still wine(s), fermenting or library bottles in their caves & Krug Clos du Mesnil Vineyard.

Now, this is a Champagne worthy of my last year in my current decade. It’s not inexpensive but, there’s a reason for that. From the moment I put my nose to the glass, I got a a sense of warm, inviting delicacy. There is; cream, soft ginger, fall green apples, mango, guava, slightly sour lemons, lime zest/candy, perfectly, ripe pineapple, white peach, green melons, lightly bruised pear, marmalade jam, as soft as white spice can be, grey volcanics, good chalkiness, vanillin, sea spray, lovely, melted caramel notes, yeast, bread dough to baguette crust, non funky cheese rind, toast, silvered almonds to nut skin with white & lilies, jasmine and spring flowers. The palate enters like Tango dancers & cross-fades into ballet. Perfect richness, mousse & micro-oxygenation with gentle, absolute, perfect acidity. The minerality is fine, delicate & straight up in my wheelhouse. Cream, understated, melted butter, ginger, fall, Granny Smith apples, mango, guava, slightly sour lemons, lime zest/ peel/candy, perfectly, ripe pineapple, white peach, peach, tangerine, green melons, lightly bruised pear, some apple cider, marmalade jam, honeysuckle, herbaceousiness, a shade of mint, as soft as white spice can be, delicate, grey volcanics with limestone, good chalkiness, vanillin, sea spray, lovely, melted caramel notes, yeast, bread dough to baguette crust, non funky cheese rind, toast, silvered almonds to nut skin with, orange blossoms, white & lilies, jasmine and spring flowers. The long, amazing, well balanced finish is simply Mozart. The 02 is a blend of 39% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay & 21% Pinot Meunier. This bottle spent at least 12 years in Krug's cellars, receiving its cork in autumn 2014. Photos of; the House of Krug, their very tall & countless stainless steel tanks they hold still wine(s), fermenting or library bottles in their caves & Krug Clos du Mesnil Vineyard.

9.7

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

What a gorgeously supple wine. Sweet fruit at the front. A lovely toasty and bready yellow-flowered middle. Good acidity and a long finish. This is really good but young and still has a long way ahead. We opened 4 hours before drinking. One for the ages

What a gorgeously supple wine. Sweet fruit at the front. A lovely toasty and bready yellow-flowered middle. Good acidity and a long finish. This is really good but young and still has a long way ahead. We opened 4 hours before drinking. One for the ages

9.5

Nick Apone Delectable Pro

2002

2002

9.5

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Very fresh and bright on the nose. Lifted sherbet lemon and steely acid. On the palate great clarity and cut with real sharp edges and lovely poised midpalate. This is a pup but has excellent material.

Very fresh and bright on the nose. Lifted sherbet lemon and steely acid. On the palate great clarity and cut with real sharp edges and lovely poised midpalate. This is a pup but has excellent material.

9.5

Henrik Poulsen Delectable Pro

A bit more fresh than the last bottle so a 95+ for me.

A bit more fresh than the last bottle so a 95+ for me.

9.6

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Sweet and lifted. Super pretty with a great rounded powerful core of steely fruit. Detailed and coiled. Tight now but sooo pretty

Sweet and lifted. Super pretty with a great rounded powerful core of steely fruit. Detailed and coiled. Tight now but sooo pretty

9.5

Drew Dodson Delectable Pro

One of the best bottles of Champagne I have ever had

One of the best bottles of Champagne I have ever had

10

Gary Westby Delectable Pro

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

I have never had a Krug that drinks so well on release, but they were exceptionally patient with this one. Vosne-Romanee like savory rich dark fruit and more Champagne refreshment than should fit in a 750!

I have never had a Krug that drinks so well on release, but they were exceptionally patient with this one. Vosne-Romanee like savory rich dark fruit and more Champagne refreshment than should fit in a 750!

9.9

Jimmy Hayes Delectable Pro

Estate Director Mayacamas Vineyard

Elegance and precision. Lacy, crispy apples, hazelnuts. A joy!

Elegance and precision. Lacy, crispy apples, hazelnuts. A joy!

9.6

Mike Mighetto Hoefling Delectable Pro

Love 2002

Love 2002

9.5

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  • 1945 Palmer Avenue
    Larchmont, NY 10538

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