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Krug Clos du Mesnil 2000

The purity of a single plot of Chardonnay in 2000

Krug Clos du Mesnil 2000 exalts the crisp purity of Chardonnay from one of the finest terroirs in the region – a single walled plot of vines, Clos du Mesnil – from a single year, 2000.

The legendary vineyard has been protected by stone walls since 1698 and is hidden within the heart of one of the most celebrated villages for Chardonnay in the Champagne region, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. Its privileged location and small size of 1.84 hectares (4.25 acres), make Krug Clos du Mesnil 2000 a rare gem.

This individually numbered bottle spent at least 13 years in Krug's cellars further developing its depth and complexity. After regular tasting and appraisal, it received its cork as Krug Clos du Mesnil 2000 in spring 2013.

Blend

100% Chardonnay from the Clos du Mesnil

Cork received

spring 2013
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Before the harvest of 2000, a hailstorm devastated a large part of the village but, situated within its heart, Krug’s Clos du Mesnil resisted better than the other plots, as its vines are protected by the surrounding walls and village. Delicious, generous, ripe grapes survived the storm to provide an opulent and infinitely elegant Chardonnay.
The House of Krug chooses to create Krug Clos du Mesnil only in years that provide the ideal conditions for the full potential of this enclosed plot of Chardonnay vines to be revealed.
Krug Clos du Mesnil 2000 reveals a precise signature and a striking grace, after resting in the cellar for over ten years.

A talk with Julie Cavil

Krug Cellar Master

Tasting notes

Krug Clos du Mesnil 2000 has tones of luminous, very light gold with hints of green.
On the nose, seductive aromas of ripe apple, toffee, barley sugar, short crust pastry, raisins, honey, acacia and citrus fruits. On the palate you will find indulgent flavours of peaches and white blossoms, gingerbread, honey and orange zest.

Tasting notes

Krug Clos du Mesnil 2000 has tones of luminous, very light gold with hints of green.
On the nose, seductive aromas of ripe apple, toffee, barley sugar, short crust pastry, raisins, honey, acacia and citrus fruits. On the palate you will find indulgent flavours of peaches and white blossoms, gingerbread, honey and orange zest.

Ratings

"Silky and fine like featherweight cashmere, this vibrant blanc de blanc is nonetheless laden with ample, expressive flavors. Rich hints of XO cognac and coffee liqueur underscore bergamot and glazed apricot fruit, while smoky minerality, spun honey, grilled nut and exotic spices impart further complexity and linger on the lasting finish."

Wine Spectator 2015
Ratings : 97/100

"A blend of chalk and french butter, slightly lemony, with a salinity that splendidly supports the whole, a complete success."

Bettane & Desseauve 2015
Ratings : 19/20

KRUG X MUSIC

The House of Krug has long sensed that a link existed between sound and taste perception. Many appreciators of fine wine and Music, or anyone who has used the Krug App, understands the joy of savouring this extraordinary Champagne while listening to a piece of Music and how such an experience allows one to travel down direct pathways to the sensations.

The House collaborates with renowned artists, as well as with rising newcomers who compose original tracks following their tastings with the Cellar Master. Their Music Pairings or “Krug Echoes” are accessible to anyone on Krug.com or via the Krug app, making it possible to share their unforgettable experience with Krug Champagne at home.

DISCOVER KRUG ECHOES

Ozark Henry

Artist & Composer

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I still remember my first glass of Krug, being overwhelmed by a complexity I did not expect from a Champagne. It was one big crescendo, a feast of highlights, the big finale of a huge fireworks display.

I still remember my first glass of Krug, being overwhelmed by a complexity I did not expect from a Champagne. It was one big crescendo, a feast of highlights, the big finale of a huge fireworks display.

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KRUG PODCASTS

Discover the House of Krug from the inside. Relive stories from Krug’s heritage, told by members of the House. Join Krug’s winemakers as they reveal tasting room insights. Listen to Krug Lovers talking about their unforgettable experiences with Krug Champagnes.

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The Most Generous Expression of Champagne

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Mylène Soulas
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The story of Krug 2006

Text by Olivier Krug and Music pairing by Kris Bowers
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Sharing inspiration from Krug x Pepper

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Food pairing

Krug Clos du Mesnil 2000 can be enjoyed with a variety of fish and shellfish dishes such as langoustine carpaccio, scallops marinated in dill, lobster salad with citrus or grilled giant prawns.

Food pairing

Krug Clos du Mesnil 2000 can be enjoyed with a variety of fish and shellfish dishes such as langoustine carpaccio, scallops marinated in dill, lobster salad with citrus or grilled giant prawns.

STORING AND SERVING

The Right Temperature

The House recommends that its Champagnes are served between 9°C and 12°C, as colder temperatures limit the expression of their flavours and aromas.

The Right Glass

The House of Krug has partnered with renowned crystal maker Riedel to design a glass that would most generously reveal the fullness of flavour and aromas of Krug Champagnes.

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The Influence of Time

Krug offers only prestige Champagnes, the most important characteristic of which is that they will gain beautifully with the passage of time.

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