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Krug 2000

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£3,400.00
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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. This jeroboam spent at least 16 years in Krug's cellars, receiving its cork in winter 2015 - 2016.

Krug ID: 116010 | Each bottle of Krug 2000 has a Krug ID on the back label which enables you to discover the story of that very bottle. 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
Ageing: 16 years on the lees
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 a glow 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.
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Expert Reviews
95/100
Essi Avellan MW
“This is one my favourite Krugs of the recent years in its macho richness and muscular structure. The stylish oaky note is finely integrated to the intense fireworks of aromas ranging from coffee and patisserie to vanilla, oriental spice and dried fruits. Sits beautifully on the reductive side, aging slowly. Never-ending, impressively concentrated finish full of succulent fruit. Great ageing potential but blooming already.”
95/100
David Schildknecht
“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.
18.5/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“ID 114009. 42% Pinot Noir, 43% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier.
Tense, complex nose. Exotic smoked notes of lapsang souchong tea. Really urgent and energetic with a rich finish. ”
94/100
Richard Juhlin
“In its current condition, extremely mineral-driven and sea-splashed, showing iodine, oyster shells and a light, pleasant bready aroma. Crispy-clean and beautifully balanced flavour. Impressive acidity and lively elegance.”
96/100
Richard Juhlin
“A very young and delicate wine that will require long time before you ease the cork. In the current situation extremely mineral-driven and sea-splashed. Iodine, iodine, oyster shells, and small nice bready tone in the fragrance. Crispy clean and beautiful balanced flavor. Impressive acidity and lovely elegance.”
98/100
James Suckling
“Very fragrant. This has developed bright, ripe red cherry fruit aromas, vanilla cream, sweet roasted almond biscuits, some marzipan, tobacco, lemon meringue and chalky minerals. The palate has an assertive core of fine acidity with more yellow fruits expressed on entry, like peaches and nectarines. Good ripeness, superfine acidity. The redder fruits build as it goes; cherries and raspberries, yellow plums to close. Full of life. Drink now or up to 20 years, it will go the distance.”
95/100
Antonio Galloni
“Brioche, dried pear, smoke, almonds, chamomile and wild herbs are all laced together in Krug's 2000 Vintage. A wine of striking depth and resonance, the 2000 is absolutely gorgeous today. The first signs of very early tertiary complexity have begun to appear while the acidity is softening, both of which make the 2000 delicious today. At the same time, there is no hurry. I imagine the 2000 will still be gorgeous 20 years from now. Slight elements of reduction linger on the close. The blend is 43% Chardonnay, 42% Pinot Noir and 15% Pinot Meunier, a rare vintage in which Chardonnay is quite high. ID 313041.”
96/100
Allen Meadows
“(Krug decided to create a vintage wine for the last year of the millennium and dubbed this ""Gourmandise Orageuse"" or Stormy Indulgence, since it culminated from a challenging year in the vineyard.) A wonderfully layered and nuanced nose features an intense yeasty character to the maturing fruit that displays interesting phenolic characters, in particular petrol, along with aromas of apple, pear and soft citrus hints. In contrast to the nascent maturity expressed by the nose the flavor profile is still tight and backward with a genuinely gorgeous texture, all wrapped in a strikingly persistent and highly complex finish. For my taste the 2000 Brut is at an inflection point as the nose does offer enough maturity so that it's really quite pretty whereas the palate impression is substantially younger. As such it really just depends on how you prefer your Champagne because I suspect that the nose will be very mature by the time the still very youthful flavors attain their majority. For my taste preferences it would be no vinous crime to begin enjoying this now but be aware that this will age for a very long time. The best approach is probably to buy 6, or even 12, bottles and enjoy them over a longer period of time.”
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.”
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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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