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Krug 2002

Ode to Nature

At the House of Krug, every Krug Vintage celebrates the distinct character of a particular year. A Krug Vintage is a blend of the most expressive wines from a single year enhanced by a stay of over ten years in the cellars. Every Krug Vintage is different: it is the Music of the year, captured by Krug.

The expression of the year 2002 as revealed by Krug: Ode to Nature. Krug 2002 is a charismatic Champagne which beautifully combines natural intensity, delicacy and bold elegance. It is the first Krug Vintage of the Millennium and was presented after Krug 2003, just as Krug 1988 left the cellars after Krug 1989. As with all Krug Champagnes, Krug 2002 will continue to gain with the passage of time.

This bottle spent at least 13 years in Krug's cellars, receiving its cork in winter 2014 - 2015.

COMPOSITION

40%
Pinot Noir
39%
Chardonnay
21%
Meunier

Blend

Pinot noir 40% Chardonnay 39% Meunier 21%

Cork received

Winter 2015 - 2016

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The year 2002 offered a clement and generous climate that was consistently warm, relatively dry and granted the ideal conditions for ripening.
As the grapes arrived at the press, they were in excellent and robust health. The 2002 harvest for Krug was marked by great homogeneity and superb balance.
The House did not hesitate to create Krug 2002, naming it Ode to Nature to express the music of an extremely serene and generous year with perfect conditions for highly-expressive wines centred around fruit of all types with a beautiful structure, great intensity and elegance.
Krug 2002 is a blend of selected plots’ wines of the year, marked by its undeniably profound fruity character. It is a balanced dialogue between Pinot Noir (40%) and Chardonnay (39%) with Meunier (21%).
The elegance of Krug 2002 comes after 13 years in the cellars gaining in harmony and finesse.

A talk with Eric Lebel

Krug Cellar Master

Tasting notes

At first sight a lovely, bright golden colour.
A charismatic and fresh nose, with the promise of natural intensity and elegance and a strong presence of fruits of all types. A diverse bouquet of orange aromas with some notes of liquorice and light chocolate biscuit can also be enjoyed.
On the palate, this Champagne is astonishing, balanced and delicate with striking fresh, tropical, wild and crystallised fruits. It is a hymn to fruit – red, white and citrus – with notes of blackcurrant, chocolate, candied orange peel, cocoa beans, honey with hints of smoke and toast enhanced by a vibrant, persistent long finish.

Tasting notes

At first sight a lovely, bright golden colour.
A charismatic and fresh nose, with the promise of natural intensity and elegance and a strong presence of fruits of all types. A diverse bouquet of orange aromas with some notes of liquorice and light chocolate biscuit can also be enjoyed.
On the palate, this Champagne is astonishing, balanced and delicate with striking fresh, tropical, wild and crystallised fruits. It is a hymn to fruit – red, white and citrus – with notes of blackcurrant, chocolate, candied orange peel, cocoa beans, honey with hints of smoke and toast enhanced by a vibrant, persistent long finish.

Rating

"It is chock-full of acidity and life, is really muscular and (...) Intellectual. (...) There is nothing in excess; a great example of the Krug art of assemblage. Very solid and concentrated but not heavy at all."

Jancis Robinson
NOTE: 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 grande cuvée

Grand soleil
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More music pairings

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Pierre Monteux - Tchaïkowsky Symphonie n°6, 3° mouvement
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R. Wagner / Orazio Sciortino
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Ozark Henry
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Seiji Ozawa - Carl Orff "Carmina Burana"
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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

Olivier Krug
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How to enjoy Champagne

Maggie Henriquez
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Welcome to the Krug Family House

Mylène Soulas
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Sharing inspiration from Krug x Pepper

Juan Amador - 3* Krug Ambassade Chef - Austria
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Food Pairing

The delicate intensity of Krug 2002 pairs wonderfully with squash.

Duck breast with its juice in reduction, roasted butternut squash and kumquat chutney or a lentil curry stew marked with orange zest can pair deliciously with Krug 2002. Desserts such as orange tiramisu or cinnamon brioche with a carrot, ginger and lemon mousse would also combine beautifully with this Champagne.

Food Pairing

The delicate intensity of Krug 2002 pairs wonderfully with squash.

Duck breast with its juice in reduction, roasted butternut squash and kumquat chutney or a lentil curry stew marked with orange zest can pair deliciously with Krug 2002. Desserts such as orange tiramisu or cinnamon brioche with a carrot, ginger and lemon mousse would also combine beautifully with this Champagne.

STORING & SERVING

The Right Temperature

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 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

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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