Champagne Vintage Brut 2002

Krug: Champagne Vintage Brut 2002

GC Club

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Pinot Noir 40%, Chardonnay 39%, Pinot Meunier 21%
weiß, trocken
12,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2016–2052
Verpackt in: 6er
voll & rund
frische Säure
Lobenberg: 100/100
Suckling: 100/100
Wine&Spirits: 100/100
Wine Enthusiast: 100/100
Decanter: 99/100
Falstaff: 99/100
Jancis Robinson: 19,5/20
Frankreich, Champagne, Montagne de Reims
Allergene: Sulfite

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Champagne Vintage Brut 2002


Lobenberg: Aus einem der besten Jahre der Champagne kommend, ist dieser Stoff an Länge wohl kaum zu schlagen. Hat alles, was man von einem großen Champagner erwartet und zeigt dies auch. Ein Meisterwerk an Präzision und Intensität. 100/100


Suckling über: Champagne Vintage Brut

-- Suckling: 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 a 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 whitin a powerful phenolic structure that will underpin the future of this Champagne. 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. 100/100


Wine&Spirits über: Champagne Vintage Brut

-- Wine&Spirits: This has the stamina of the 2002 vintage from the first scent, a fragrance like pear skin and butterscotch, and something fresher, like meadow flowers. All of that fragrance comes in a wine that’s expansive and dry, almost austere in the power of its acidity. Over the course of several days, the wine remains impervious to the fraying of oxidation, instead building on its flavors, deepening to scents of white truffles. Initially, the power of the acidity not only cleans up after the wine’s substantial flavor, but also seems to lash all those notes together and rocket them through a buzz of energy that lasts for minutes. That energy, undiminished four days later, when the bubbles have finally gone, takes on a gentler power, presenting the harmony and elegance at the center of the wine. The 2002 may well be the greatest vintage wine Henri Krug produced during his four-decade career. 100/100


Wine Enthusiast über: Champagne Vintage Brut

-- Wine Enthusiast: This is a fabulous wine from the greatest Champagne vintage so far this century. Still young, it blends almost equal amounts of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay fleshed out with Pinot Meunier. The minerality and the rich apple and green fruits are balanced, and acidity cuts into the wine with a pure, perfumed line of freshness. The wine could be drunk now, but it will age well into the the 2020s. 100/100


Decanter über: Champagne Vintage Brut

-- Decanter: Without question one of the most perfect vintages in Champagne, in which Krug has once again excelled. Released after the 2003 (as with the '89 and '88), this is a sumptuously magnificent 2002 which manages to eloquently express both the vintage and the maison’s unique savoir-faire. To my palate, this majestic effort is drinking exquisitely now, but will keep and improve for many more years. It is dense, exotic and powerful, underpinned and framed by a firm spine of acidity. There are so many hedonistic sensations to tease the supply textured palate, including honey, roasted almonds, cream, minerals, stone fruits and hazelnuts. Superbly constructed, this is a symphony of flavours that linger effortlessly on the palate for minutes, it is pure pleasure. Sixteen years on, this is just hitting its stride. 99/100


Falstaff über: Champagne Vintage Brut

-- Falstaff: Mittleres Goldgelb, Silberreflexe, sehr zartes Mousseux. Orangenkonfit, weiße Blütennuancen, zart nussig unterlegter Biskuittouch, facettenreiches gut entwickeltes Bukett. Stoffige Textur, frische gelbe Frucht, finessenreich und gut balanciert, Noten von Blütenhonig, etwas Pfirsich, wirkt ungemein jugendlich, feines Karamell, zart nach Dörrobst, sehr, sehr langer Nachhall, saftig und animierend, tolle Länge, sicheres weiteres Reifepotenzial, nichts weniger als ein perfekter Champagner. 99/100


Jancis Robinson über: Champagne Vintage Brut

-- Jancis Robinson: Great combination of freshness and density. Explosively powerful. Un-ignorable. Kerpow! Pungent. 19,5/20

Mein Winzer


Wie kaum ein anderes Haus steht Krug Champagner für die qualitative Speerspitze der Region. Reine Handarbeit, sehr geringe Mengen, immer extrem rar. Absolut großartiger Stoff, den diese renommierte, boutique-artige Manufaktur in Reims produziert.

Champagne Vintage Brut 2002