Krug Clos d'Ambonnay Brut Blanc de Noirs Champagne Pinot Noir 2000

Ratings on Delectable

Gary Westby Delectable Pro

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

The most expensive Champagne in the world better be good- and it is. Thanks to Olivier Krug for sharing this incredibly exotic beauty. Only at Krug can such power be delivered so elegantly. Unforgettable with yellow fin cruda and the company.

The most expensive Champagne in the world better be good- and it is. Thanks to Olivier Krug for sharing this incredibly exotic beauty. Only at Krug can such power be delivered so elegantly. Unforgettable with yellow fin cruda and the company.

10

Ray Isle Delectable Pro

Executive Wine Editor Food & Wine Magazine

Spectacular champagne. Also spectacularly expensive. Certainly enjoyed tasting it though.

Spectacular champagne. Also spectacularly expensive. Certainly enjoyed tasting it though.

9.6

Lewis Chester Delectable Pro

2000 vintage. With Olivier, Stan and Jay at Krug. Deep and rich notes of citrus and stone fruits, iodine and seaweed. Toasty and bready. Very complex and concentrated. On the palate, high acidity, medium body and alcohol, deep concentration of flavour but with elegance and finesse. Very long finish. More mature and rich than I was expecting. How long this wine will develop is debatable. But in a very good place right now. Excellent.

2000 vintage. With Olivier, Stan and Jay at Krug. Deep and rich notes of citrus and stone fruits, iodine and seaweed. Toasty and bready. Very complex and concentrated. On the palate, high acidity, medium body and alcohol, deep concentration of flavour but with elegance and finesse. Very long finish. More mature and rich than I was expecting. How long this wine will develop is debatable. But in a very good place right now. Excellent.

9.6

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

A beautiful nose. Pretty strawberry and soft cranberry. Pinot but very balanced and crisp. Lovely mouthfeel and delicate and long. Very singular and unusual. Like an aged rose but young. Spectacular but unusual. I guess I'm not used to Bland de Noirs. Classy as hell

A beautiful nose. Pretty strawberry and soft cranberry. Pinot but very balanced and crisp. Lovely mouthfeel and delicate and long. Very singular and unusual. Like an aged rose but young. Spectacular but unusual. I guess I'm not used to Bland de Noirs. Classy as hell

9.4

Brendan Steenhuisen

Uncomfortably close to perfection. I feel very fortunate, and inadequate.

Uncomfortably close to perfection. I feel very fortunate, and inadequate.

9.9

B

Magnum 2000 Krug Clos d'Ambonnay Blanc de Noir Champagne. My fave champagne we tried onsite- 1985 Brut was close second. Pinot based. Awesome- rich with dense bubbles.

Magnum 2000 Krug Clos d'Ambonnay Blanc de Noir Champagne. My fave champagne we tried onsite- 1985 Brut was close second. Pinot based. Awesome- rich with dense bubbles.

10

Lee Quessy

Wow. Can't believe I got to drink this!

Wow. Can't believe I got to drink this!

9.7

John Van Trijp

Bottle No. 44

Bottle No. 44

9.4

Lewis Chester Delectable Pro

2000 vintage drunk at Clos du Mesnil. Serial no 0025. 0.68ha for this Clos du Ambonnay. Light golden hue. Ripe Apple peel. Little closed. On the palate, nutty, round and ripe. This is rich, but angular. Creamy but not fat. Slightly iodine. Broad finish. Very long. NB: when the wine warms up, the aromas come alive - beefy and Maron Glacé.

2000 vintage drunk at Clos du Mesnil. Serial no 0025. 0.68ha for this Clos du Ambonnay. Light golden hue. Ripe Apple peel. Little closed. On the palate, nutty, round and ripe. This is rich, but angular. Creamy but not fat. Slightly iodine. Broad finish. Very long. NB: when the wine warms up, the aromas come alive - beefy and Maron Glacé.

9.5

Rajat Parr Delectable Pro

Founder Sandhi Wines & Domaine de la Côte, Evening Lands Vineyards, Seven Springs & Maison l'Oree

Rajat - worth the price?

Rajat - worth the price?

9.7

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