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Krug Clos du Mesnil 2008

The purity of a single plot of Chardonnay in 2008

We invite you to discover the Soloist, the expression of the extreme purity of Krug Clos du Mesnil: from a single plot – Clos du Mesnil – a single grape variety – Chardonnay – and the harvest of a single year – 2008. This 1.84-hectare (4.5-acre) vineyard has been protected by walls since 1698. The vineyard is located in the heart of Mesnil-sur-Oger, one of the most iconic villages for Chardonnay in the Champagne region.

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 2008 in summer 2021.

Blend

100% Chardonnay from the Clos du Mesnil

Cork received

summer 2021
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A talk with Julie Cavil

Krug Cellar Master

Krug Clos du Mesnil 2008 exhibits elegance, length, distinction, and a delicately chiselled structure. It is both silky and inviting.
Krug Clos du Mesnil 2008 exalts the crisp purity of one of the finest terroirs in the region – a single walled plot of vines, Clos du Mesnil – and of a single grape variety, Chardonnay – from a single year, 2008.
The year 2008 was one of Champagne’s coolest in 14 years, and also one of the region’s least sunny in almost half a century. Rainfall was normal throughout the growing season and the summer was dry, followed by a climatic lull prior to harvest. Due to temperatures without any hot peaks, grape maturation was slow and steady.
The harvest of the Clos du Mesnil took place on 18, 20 and 21 September 2008, and afforded grapes with intense freshness and elegant expression that made for beautifully structured wines, allowing the House of Krug to produce 13,160 bottles and 500 magnums (to be presented at a later date, per tasting decision).
Krug Clos du Mesnil perpetuates the nonconformist spirit of Joseph Krug, founder of the House of Krug. It epitomises the House’s singular approach to Champagne making, which involves an in-depth knowledge of each plot and its individual wine, in order to create a Champagne of the undisputed quality envisioned by our founder Joseph Krug.

Ratings

"This is a powerful, sensual and intense Blanc de Blancs with lots of chalk, lemon, apricot stone, walnut, flint, biscuit, toast, white grapefruit and quince. Vibrant, tight and structured. Tight bubbles and a sharp backbone of acidity. Very long and persistent."

James Suckling - 2022
RATING:  99/100

 

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Composer Ryuichi Sakamoto pays tribute to Krug with a unique music pairing experience, inspired by the three Champagnes of Krug from Soloist to Orchestra in 2008.

 

DISCOVER

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Krug grande cuvée

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Suite for Krug in 2008 – The Soloist
Composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto
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Suite for Krug in 2008
Composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto
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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.

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.

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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