Thursday, February 15, 2018

Krug Amazing Vintage Champagne!

Which Vintage of Krug is better 2002 or 2004? There is only one way to find out!
While 2002 Krug was one of the most anticipated Champagne releases in recent memory we are hearing from some experts that the 2004 may be even better. This sounds like more fun than the Pepsi Challenge to me!

2002 Krug Vintage Champagne....$269.98
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.
Rated 100/100 Wine Enthusiast
Rated 100/100 James Suckling
Rated 100/100 Wine and Spirits
Rated 98/100 Decanter Magazine
Rated 96/100 The Wine Spectator

2004 Krug Vintage Champagne...$279.98
Krug's 2004 Vintage is absolutely mesmerizing. Layers of bright, chiseled fruit open up effortlessly as the wine fleshes out with time in the glass. Persistent and beautifully focused, with a translucent sense of energy, the 2004 captures all the best qualities of the year. Moreover, the 2004 is clearly superior to the consistently underwhelming 2002 and the best Krug Vintage since 1996. Readers who can find it should not hesitate, as it is a magical bottle.
Rated 97+/100 Vinous
Rated 97/100 James Suckling

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