2002 Krug Champagne Vintage Brut Krug, Champagne, Champagne, France
|Grape Variety||Champagne Blend|
|Packaging||Original Cardboard Case|
|Duty Status||In Bond|
|Provenance||Purchased by Liquid Assets from a UK-based merchant; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility|
97+ Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate (June 2018)
Krug's 2002 Brut (ID 415064 – disgorged IV/2015) has an intense citrus color and opens with a generous, intense yet fine and precise bouquet that indicates great depth and elegance. Red fruit flavors on the nose lead to a generously rich yet pure, highly refined and elegant palate, with lots of ripe cherry fruits and delicious yeasty flavors. This is a highly complex and tensioned but beautifully balanced 2002 with a charming dosage that gives perfect roundness.
The finish, however, is clear, fresh and well-structured, if not taut, and very mineral. Tasted in Reims in April 2018.
94 Antonio Galloni, Vinous (July 2017)
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.