Krug Brut Champagne 2000

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Krug Vintage is not the selection of the best wines of a particular year, but rather the expression of that year according to Krug. At Krug, each wine is meticulously selected; therefore Krug Vintage does not compete with other cuvees. It is neither superior nor inferior to them; it is quite simply created differently. When Krug decides to reveal the expression of a particular year, it selects only those wines that have a surprising story to tell, a story that Krug alone can relate to. Composed of wines from a single year, each Krug Vintage bears an original emotion with it, an unequalled pleasure and an extraordinary surprise that blossoms in the glass. Serenely enclosed in the cellars for at least a decade, Krug Vintage is only made available when it is truly ready. Its performance, magnitude and presence astonish those drinking it… for quite some time.
Category Sparkling Wine
Country France
Region Champagne
Brand Krug
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateThe Krug vintage 2000 Brut smells strikingly redolent of sea breeze, kelp, and piles of oyster and mussel shells, allied to lemon oil and toasted hazelnuts. On the palate, the aforementioned elements serve for compulsive salivation, while a lusciously juicy amalgam of lime, grapefruit and apple tinged with piquancy of their pips buoys the salty wave of mineral matter into a profoundly protracted finish that bursts with brightness and at the same time reveals mouthwateringly savory crab shell reduction and a hitherto largely hidden dark side of smoky Latakia tobacco, dark-roasted coffee, and toasted grains. Expect this to merit following for 12-15 years.

David Schildknecht, November 2013
  • ws95

Wine SpectatorVery aromatic, with lots of rose water, pickled ginger, ground coffee and cardamom accents on the nose and finely textured palate. The flavors of ripe black cherry, grapefruit granita, piecrust, fleur de sel and spun honey are enlivened by well-honed acidity, creating a mouthwatering impression on the lightly chalky finish. Drink now through 2028. 2,000 cases made.

Alison Napjus, November 30, 2013