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Krug Clos d'Ambonnay 2002
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Krug Clos d'Ambonnay 2002

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750ml
$2,899.00
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$1,998.00

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Category Sparkling Wine
Varietal
Region France, Champagne
Brand Krug
Vinous
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The 2002 Clos d’Ambonnay is another spectacular Champagne from Krug. In fact, the 2002 may very well be the most sensual Clos d’Ambonnay yet. Opulent, intense and yet light on its feet, the 2002 has it all. Hints of ash, graphite and smoke wrap around a core of rich Pinot fruit in a powerful, riveting wine of the highest level. Chef de Caves Eric Lebel describes 2002 as a perfect growing season. “We had sun we wanted it and rain we needed it,” he told me recently. The Krug team captured everything the vintage had to offer, certainly to a far greater degree than they did with the 2002 Clos du Mesnil or Vintage. Readers who can find the 2002 Clos d’Ambonnay and who can look past the price will experience a seriously phenomenal Champagne. That’s all there is to it. After the 1995, 1996, 1998 and 2000 vintages, the 2002 Blanc de Noirs Brut Clos d’Ambonnay is the fifth edition of this splendid but rare and expensive Pinot Noir. Sourced in a tiny, walled 0.68-hectare (1.7-acre) plot on a deep stratum of chalk, the 2002 offers a deep, ripe and highly elegant nose with very fine cherry and red fruit aromas in the beautifully vinous Krug style. On the palate, the 2002 is terribly fresh and finessed, highly aromatic and very mineral, with great structure and a very, very long and tensioned finish. This is a taut and expressive yet highly finessed Clos d’Ambonnay that is shining brighter and becoming more and more complex the more time it has to breathe. Breathtaking maturity, creaminess and a brioche-flavored taste of dried and candied fruit characterizes this mouthfillingly round and intense Clos d’Ambonnay whose vinous charm and depth is teasingly attractive. Tasted in Reims, April 2018. (Jul 2018)

Antonio Galloni
Wine Spectator
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Beautifully fragrant, with toast, ground coffee and saffron notes on the nose accenting the palate’s concentrated range of baked black cherry, quince paste, lime blossom and crushed hazelnut flavors. Vivid, sculpted acidity and depth of flavor lend tension and muscle to this powerful Champagne, while the finely detailed mousse and seamless integration provide an overall sense of finesse and harmony. Drink now through 2032. 435 cases made. -AN (Dec 15 2018)

Alison Napjus