HDH Wine

2002 Krug, Brut

Reims

PRICE:
$1,710.00 per 6 Bottles (750ml) (oc)

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
10 groups

 

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TASTING NOTES

"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 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 within a powerful phenolic structure that will underpin the future of this Champagne. There's also plenty of acidity for the future and this will no doubt continue to evolve and blossom; it will be merely an act of refining its already impressive focus, linearity and magical finish. This is really a great, great vintage for Krug. 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." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 10/07/2016)

Rating: 100
Drink from: 2020+


"There is a distinctly phenolic character to the secondary-tinged yet super-fresh nose reflects notes of bread, yeast, pear, baked apple, spice and a hint of citrus. The bold and full-bodied flavors possess superb complexity while being underpinned by a notably fine but dense mousse, all wrapped in a gorgeously persistent finish. This is a seriously impressive effort and one of the best of the Krug Brut vintage series released in many years. Note that while this should continue to age effortlessly, it could certainly be enjoyed now." Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Issue 69
(AM, 01/15/2018)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2018+


"Krug's 2002 Brut (ID 415064 – disgorged IV/2015) has an intense citrus color and opens with a generous, intense yet fine and precise bouquet that indicates great depth and elegance. Red fruit flavors on the nose lead to a generously rich yet pure, highly refined and elegant palate, with lots of ripe cherry fruits and delicious yeasty flavors. This is a highly complex and tensioned but beautifully balanced 2002 with a charming dosage that gives perfect roundness. The finish, however, is clear, fresh and well-structured, if not taut, and very mineral. Tasted in Reims in April 2018." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #237
(WA, 06/29/2018)

Rating: 97+
Drink from: 2018-2030


"Beautifully aromatic, this leads with aromas of ground clove, coffee liqueur and mandarin orange peel, adding crystallized honey, dried cherry, acacia blossom and toasted brioche notes on the expansive palate. Rich in flavor and broad in structure, with verve driving this through to the long, satiny finish. Drink now through 2027." Wine Spectator
(WS, 08/31/2016)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2016-2027


"Much more intense nose than the first bottle of 2002. Exciting. Tense, nervy and deep-flavoured and 'burnished' somehow. Much less austere on the palate. Exotic and broad and rich with tension. So much better than the first bottle – a bit more evolved too." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 02/01/2018)

Rating: 18.5
Drink from: 2017-2030


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