Krug Trilogy Case 2002

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Description & Technical Information
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This Limited Edition Krug Trilogy Case 2002 is a decadent celebration of one of Champagne's greatest ever vintages. An almost perfect growing season fostered a magnificent harvest that produced grapes with levels of ripeness and maturity never before seen. This case includes one 75cl bottle each of Krug Grande Cuvée Edition 158 NV (based on 2002), Krug 2002 and Krug Clos du Mesnil 2002.

Weather: The 2002 vintage shaped up magnificently over the spring, with no significant frost and near-perfect flowering. Then followed a summer marked by long, sunny periods interspersed with regular cloudy and rainy spells. This helped create a harvest at Krug that was marked by great homogeneity and superb balance. The vintage has been named "Ode to Nature" to express the music of an extremely serene and generous year, generally considered one of the best harvests in the last two decades.

Krug Grande Cuvée Edition 158 NV | Krug ID: 108002
Exceptional freshness in the mouth is accompanied by notes of toasted bread, hazelnut, nougat and jellied fruit. Rich and tangy flavours of lemon and grapefruit are enhanced by the subtlety of the fine and elegant bubbles. This has tremendous power of fruit, brioche, baked apples, vanilla and spice and a length of flavour that goes on and on. The precision of recent releases is unprecedented and just how many decades they might hold in the cellar is anyone's guess. The ultimate non-vintage.

Krug 2002 | Krug ID: 414071
Krug 2002 is extremely expressive from the opening, natural intensity and elegance that combines to create fruit aromas. A delicate and balanced fruit-forward palate that is emphasised through honey notes with hints of smoke and toast. As expected from such an excellent vintage, this has a long and lasting finish. There is no doubt this is the best Krug vintage you can buy and probably their best release in the last 25 years.

Krug Clos du Mesnil 2002 | Krug ID: 115024
The 2002 vintage needs no introduction, but this expression is in a league of its own. Astounding powerful, its like a fruit salad bowl with hints of vanilla. Elegant and stunning all at once, it has a beautifully rich mouth-feel that lingers on and on. Great acidity and years of potential. Rich, elegant, precise and pure, this is just wow.

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Krug Trilogy Case 2002 includes three 75cl bottles as described, presented in a beautifully crafted and branded wooden case (as shown in the picture on the left).
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Expert Reviews
95/100
Antonio Galloni
“Krug Clos du Mesnil 2002:
The 2002 Clos du Mesnil is wonderfully pliant and expressive in the glass. The radiant personality of the year comes through in the wine's ripe, tropically-leaning flavors and open-knit personality. I imagine the 2002 will develop at a relatively fast pace by Clos du Mesnil standards. Even so, there is more than enough freshness underpinning the fruit to support at least two decades of very fine drinking.”
94/100
Antonio Galloni MW
“Krug 2002: This is perhaps the best bottle of Krug's 2002 Vintage I have tasted. Expansive and creamy on the palate, with lovely finesse and brightness, the 2002 is quite expressive today. I don't see the depth or pedigree that might place this wine among the best examples of the year. Instead, the 2002 Vintage continues to be an underwhelming wine by Krug standards.”
95/100
Antonio Galloni MW
“Krug Grande Cuvée 158eme Edition NV: The NV Grande Cuvée 158 Edition, based on 2002, is terrific. Radiant, supple and super-inviting, the 158 is a super-expressive today. Apricot, peach, toast, chamomile, pastry and wild flowers all develop in the glass, but it is the wine's textural feel that is most remarkable.”
19.5/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“Krug 2002: Code 414071. 37% Pinot Noir, 32% Chardonnay, 31% Pinot Meunier. Disgorged autumn 2014.
Tasted blind. Relatively vague, indistinct smudgy nose. But there is lots of evolution. Is this a relatively mature vintage wine? Long and well balanced. Very satisfying and extremely long. Is this vintage 2002? It does stand out. A favourite. ”
19/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“Krug Grande Cuvée 158th Edition: ID 108001. 158th edition. Contains 76 different wines, including 10 vintages back to 1998.
Lift and delicacy on the nose. Vegy nose, great balance and very complex. Denser. Krug's Julie Cavil saw mint in Krug 2002 but I see it in this Grande Cuvée based on 2002 as the main ingredient. ”
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