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Krug Clos du Mesnil 2003

The purity of a single plot of Chardonnay in 2003

Krug Clos du Mesnil 2003 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, 2003.

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 2003 a rare gem.

This individually numbered bottle spent at least 11 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 2003 in summer 2014.

Blend

100% Chardonnay from the Clos du Mesnil

Cork received

summer 2014
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A talk with Julie Cavil

Krug Cellar Master

The year 2003 at Clos du Mesnil stands out for its dramatic climate of extremes: a very dry winter and spring with an early blossoming period followed by a warm summer. The Chardonnay grapes of the 2003 harvest from this enclosed plot revealed a delightful, expressive and balanced character without excess. The rare beauty and singularity of the year’s grapes make this an exceptional one.

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 2003 reveals a precise signature and a striking grace, after resting in the cellar for over ten years.

Tasting notes

Krug Clos du Mesnil 2003 has tones of luminous yellow gold colour which shimmer with brightness.
On the nose, seductive aromas of praline, hazelnuts, ginger and spices. On the palate,  strong flavours of honey, quince and candied citrus fruit, with a long and slightly lemony finish.

Tasting notes

Krug Clos du Mesnil 2003 has tones of luminous yellow gold colour which shimmer with brightness.
On the nose, seductive aromas of praline, hazelnuts, ginger and spices. On the palate,  strong flavours of honey, quince and candied citrus fruit, with a long and slightly lemony finish.

Ratings

"Incredibly fresh and vibrant, this stunning champagne weaves a tightly knit skein of ripe pear and tangy yellow plum fruit flavors together, with accent of rich pastry cream, toasted brioche, elderflower, ground cardamom and coffee liqueur. Shows a beautiful texture. A thread of salinity winds through to the lasting finish."

Wine Spectator 2015
Ratings : 97/100

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 grande cuvée

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Selected by Grand soleil
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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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Food Pairing

Fish, crustaceans and spicy Far Eastern food combine beautifully with Krug Clos du Mesnil 2003. From a tangy wok of shrimp in sate spices to skate wings in black butter sauce with capers and spices or a traditional sole meunière, all revel in the flavours and aromas of Krug Clos du Mesnil 2003.

Food Pairing

Fish, crustaceans and spicy Far Eastern food combine beautifully with Krug Clos du Mesnil 2003. From a tangy wok of shrimp in sate spices to skate wings in black butter sauce with capers and spices or a traditional sole meunière, all revel in the flavours and aromas of Krug Clos du Mesnil 2003.

STORING AND SERVING

The Right Temperature

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

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

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The Right Glass

In 2011 the House of Krug partnered with renowned crystal maker, Riedel, to design a glass that would most generously reveal the fullness of flavours and aromas of Krug Grande Cuvée.

In 2011 the House of Krug partnered with renowned crystal maker, Riedel, to design a glass that would most generously reveal the fullness of flavours and aromas of Krug Grande Cuvée.

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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.

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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