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  • Decanting time

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  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

The Story

Unique to the House of Krug, every Krug Vintage is crafted to be different, to reveal the expression of a particular year. A year with character, a year with a special story to tell in a way that Krug alone can relate. To narrate this story, Krug has blended very expressive wines from a single year, enhanced by a stay of over ten years in the cellars. Krug Vintage is the story of a year as seen by Krug; there are as many stories as there are Krug Vintages.

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Vintage 2002

At the House of Krug every Krug Vintage is crafted to be different. Every Krug Vintage reveals the expression of a particular year with its distinct character : it is the music of the year as captured by Krug.

It is a blend of very expressive wines from a single year enhanced by a stay of over ten years in the cellars. There are as many of these musical compositions as there are Krug Vintages. The year 2002 offered a clement and generous climate, consistently warm, relatively dry, granting the ideal conditions for grape maturation.As the grapes arrived at the press, they were in excellent and robust health. The 2002 harvest for Krug was marked by great homogeneity and superb balance.

The House did not hesitate to create Krug 2002, naming it Ode to Nature to express the music of an extremely serene and generous year with perfect conditions for highly-expressive wines centred around fruit of all types with a beautiful structure, great intensity and elegance. Krug 2002 is a blend of selected wines of the year from many different plots, marked by its undeniably profound fruity character. It is a balanced dialogue between Pinot Noir (40%) and Chardonnays (39%) with Meunier (21%). The elegance of Krug 2002 comes after 13 years in the cellars gaining in harmony and finesse.

 

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it's Krug but so out of balance. needs 5-10 years to be enjoyable. in 15-20 years this one can reach 98-100p.

  • 92p
Vivid bright and enticing nose. Finesse, depth, elegance, intellect. Superb intensity on palate. Very dynamic, lively and complete. Perfect vibrant acidity. Extremely harmonious and a picture-book perfect blend of complexity and elegance. “the ode to Nature”. Super finely composed and smooth. No need to write more than “beautiful”… Great. 96p
  • 96p
All the information is on the Krug website as well as the App. After spending 13 years on lease it was degorged in March 2015. A blend of 40% Pinot Noir, 39% chardonnay and 21% Pinot Meunier to add roundness and suppleness. Krug were right to wait so long to release the 2002 because the wine is bursting with intensity and yet there is a softness that allows one to already start enjoying its beauty which will fully unfold in decades. Krug call this vintage “Ode to Nature”. Perfect. A vintage born under ideal conditions.

Information

Origin

Reims, Champagne

Vintage Quality

Outstanding

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

Good

Fake factory

None

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 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Krug Vintage 2002  ( Krug )

it's Krug but so out of balance. needs 5-10 years to be enjoyable. in 15-20 years this one can reach 98-100p.

3m 29d ago

96p
 Marie Ahm, Wine Writer (Denmark)  tasted  Krug Vintage 2002  ( Krug )

"Vivid bright and enticing nose. Finesse, depth, elegance, intellect. Superb intensity on palate. Very dynamic, lively and complete. Perfect vibrant acidity. Extremely harmonious and a picture-book perfect blend of complexity and elegance. “the ode to Nature”. Super finely composed and smooth. No need to write more than “beautiful”… Great. 96p "

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 Rajiv Kehr, Pro (India)  tasted  Krug Vintage 2002  ( Krug )

" All the information is on the Krug website as well as the App. After spending 13 years on lease it was degorged in March 2015. A blend of 40% Pinot Noir, 39% chardonnay and 21% Pinot Meunier to add roundness and suppleness. Krug were right to wait so long to release the 2002 because the wine is bursting with intensity and yet there is a softness that allows one to already start enjoying its beauty which will fully unfold in decades. Krug call this vintage “Ode to Nature”. Perfect. A vintage born under ideal conditions.
"

1y 3m ago

92p
 Oumy Diaw, Wine Writer (United States)  tasted  Krug Vintage 2002  ( Krug )

"Krug Vintage 2002 / Golden eye. Slow and few concentrated bubbles
Sharper nose than 2003. Chalk powder Lemon rime, preserved lemon, bread crust.
In the palate: lean texture, super elegant and mousse integrated to the wine slighty dominating the liquid. Minerality kissing the lemon rime oiliness and lemon aromas.
To drink with delicate sea scalops barely cooked. 92 points"

1y 8m ago

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