Krug Clos du Mesnil 2006
Slated for release later this year, Krug's 2006 Blanc de Blancs Clos du Mesnil unwinds in the glass with aromas of buttered citrus fruit, crisp green pear, warm pastry, freshly baked bread, apricot and licorice. Full-bodied, layered and concentrated, the 2006's comparatively extroverted and gourmand bouquet is in contrast to its deep, chiseled and tightly wound palate, and it's here that the site really dominates the vintage signature. Long, sapid and penetrating, complemented by a pillowy pinpoint mousse, this is a brilliant Blanc de Blancs that has been well worth the wait. By the standards of young Clos du Mesnil, it's already quite approachable and can already be drunk with considerable satisfaction.
The 2006 Clos du Mesnil was harvested over three days which is remarkable for a tiny parcel measuring 1.84 hectares divided into five blocks that are often picked over a wider timeframe. Soaring in the glass the 2006 is stratospheric in its beauty. The richness of the year contrasts so beautifully with the flintiness and energy of Mesnil. With time in the glass the mousse softens releasing layers of vinous intensity. Tangerine oil pastry lemon confit and marzipan all build effortlessly. The 2006 is sumptuous racy and exotic to the core with all of that richness supported by a phenolic intense frame. This is Krug ID: 319030. -
A stunner with mouthwatering vibrancy and focus married to all of the opulence of a great 2006 Champagne. Richly fragrant offering nutmeg cardamom jasmine lemongrass espresso and grilled nut notes enmeshed in a core of black currant and tangerine fruit flavors. Beautifully creamy and complex this glides across the palate on the long lasting finish. Disgorged Winter 2017-2018. Drink now through 2030. — AN