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Krug 2000 Cellared at Krug until 2020

Mix 12
£470.00
Mix 6
£472.00
Per Bottle
£476.00
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Description & Technical Information
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The potential for a Krug vintage champagne is identified during the blending of Krug Grande Cuvée. Once the non-vintage blend has been secured and all of the reserves earmarked, the wines displaying the most pronounced character of the vintage are blended to create the vintage champagne. These bottles are original disgorgement in Summer 2013 and since that time have rested in the cellars in Krug's cellars in Reims and shipped to us in Autumn 2020.

While a Krug Vintage normally leaves the cellars after 10 years, the House keeps a limited number of these bottles, which were disgorged at the same time, under optimal conditions The house has decided to share some of these bottles of Krug Vintage, which are known as Back Vintages.

Krug ID: 114009 | Whilst bottles of Krug 2000 Cellared at Krug until 2020 do not have a Krug ID on the back label, you can use the code on the left to discover the story of this vintage. You can do so using the smartphone App or on the Krug website.

Weather: The 2000 vintage was hot, rainy and stormy, producing a bountiful harvest of astoundingly rich grapes. Krug decided to create a vintage for this last year of the millennium and dubbed it "Gourmandise Orageuse" (Stormy Indulgence) to reflect this unusual and climatically chaotic year.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: Predominately Premier & Grand Cru| Chardonnay: Avize, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Trépail, Villers-Marmery | Pinot Noir: Ambonnay, Aÿ, Bouzy | Meunier: Saint Gemme, Villevenard
Grape Varieties: 43% Chardonnay, 42% Pinot Noir, 15% Meunier
Lees ageing: 12 Years
Post Disgorgement Ageing: 7 years
Disgorged: Summer 2013
Dosage: 6 g/l
Drink: Now to 2030

Tasting Note: Despite its tumultuous season, there's a gentle and calm demeanour to Krug 2000. It is aglow with yellow summer fruits and grapefruit with a really lemony and powerful nose. Rich, precise and indulgent in the mouth, this vintage brings together the complexity and the generosity of a very exciting year. Krug 2000 is one of the most intense, dramatic and romantic Krug vintages ever made. It also has a very high ageing potential.
Champagne Krug Overview
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Expert Reviews
97/100
The Wine Spectator
“A powerhouse, with a dense and expressive core of toasted brioche, candied kumquat, espresso crème, crystallized honey and salted pistachio flavors. The fine, creamy mousse and well-meshed acidity lend a sense of finesse that cloaks the firm structure and exuberance of this impressive Champagne. Disgorged spring 2010. Drink now through 2030.”
19/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“Dense and wonderfully complex. Still extremely tight-knit. Classic Krug vintage and a big contrast with the more open and oleaginous 2003. Extremely vivacious. This was a hot year but not excessively so - with storms mid August. Lighter and fresher than the 2003 and surely with a very long life.”
95/100
Robert Parker
“The Krug vintage 2000 Brut smells strikingly redolent of sea breeze, kelp, and piles of oyster and mussel shells, allied to lemon oil and toasted hazelnuts. On the palate, the aforementioned elements serve for compulsive salivation, while a lusciously juicy amalgam of lime, grapefruit and apple tinged with piquancy of their pips buoys the salty wave of mineral matter into a profoundly protracted finish that bursts with brightness and at the same time reveals mouthwateringly savory crab shell reduction and a hitherto largely hidden dark side of smoky Latakia tobacco, dark-roasted coffee, and toasted grains. Expect this to merit following for 12-15 years. ”
News Articles
  1. New Release: Krug Grande Cuvee 169th Edition

    New Release: Krug Grande Cuvee 169th Edition

    June 30, 2021

    Krug Grande Cuvée 169ème Édition is a blend of 146 wines from 11 different years, the youngest of which is from 2013, while the oldest dates back to 2000 and a stay of around seven years in Krug’s cellars gives this edition its distinct expression and elegance.
  2. Krug Appoints New Chef de Cave

    Krug Appoints New Chef de Cave

    December 17, 2019

    Champagne Krug have announced that Julie Cavil will take over as winemaking director in the new year. Incumbent winemaking director Eric Lebel will become deputy director of Krug and will lead projects involving all of the brands within the Moët Hennessy portfolio.
  3. Krug Grande Cuvée & Vintage Vertical Tasting: 2000-2010

    Krug Grande Cuvée & Vintage Vertical Tasting: 2000-2010

    October 22, 2018

    At our most recent tasting at 67 Pall Mall, guests blind tasted Krug Grande Cuvée Editions 162-166 NV (2006-2010), and Krug Vintages 2000-2004, including Krug 2000 from magnum. Find out which champagnes were the highest rated on the evening here.
  4. Jancis Robinson: Krug vintage vertical back to 1988

    Jancis Robinson: Krug vintage vertical back to 1988

    January 31, 2018

    Read Jancis Robinson’s report of our outstanding Krug vintage vertical tasting last November. "This would have been a dream tasting anyway, but I particularly love tasting a group of wines blind."
  5. Krug: A Visit to Clos du Mesnil & The New Krug Maison

    Krug: A Visit to Clos du Mesnil & The New Krug Maison

    September 4, 2017

    We visited Krug over August bank holiday weekend with Jancis Robinson MW. With an unexpected visit to Clos du Mesnil, a tour of the new Maison, a mini-vertical tasting and dinner at the house, it was well-worth the long drive!
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