White - Sparkling

2002 Krug Champagne Vintage Brut

Champagne Blend

  • France
  • Champagne
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Community Tasting Notes 206

  • Geoff7777 wrote:

    October 11, 2019 - Medium gold, perhaps a touch darker than is usual for this vintage. Biscuit nose with brioche, baking spices and red fruits. Complex and with beautiful flavour. Perhaps a little shorter than expected on the finish? Terrific with protein (salmon crudo) which added richness and length to the finish.

  • NickA Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 28, 2019 - 40th birthday wines (Pied a Terre): Didn't find this as wonderful as its reputation. Lovely rich nose, caressing mouthfeel, tasty and moreish umami notes, and predictably long finish, but insufficient energy to make it really memorable. My wife really liked it though!

  • dchain Likes this wine: 96 points

    September 12, 2019 - Wow. 96++ and plenty of upside from here! This is only the second time since I have had this since it was released and this is truly a landmark Krug. It has the 1996 quality written all over it but it is more precise and fresher. Still light gold. Beautiful elegant bubble stream. On the nose it is still in the yellow orchid fruit range- golden apple, touch of apricot and nectarine. Very attractive as it is matched perfectly by the Krug oak maturation to produce a seamless flavor bomb! On the palate it is just so energizing and balanced. You are driven to drink more of this as it is just so good.

    More rounded, longer and epic than the 2004 that I had recently. Less over-the-top fruit driven than the 1996. I think this could be the modern version of the 1988. Buy it if you can find it as the 1988 trades at US$600/bt minimum these days. 65/66 to go...

    The Cristal Rose 1999 which was excellent was very much left for dust when this was poured.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • hajoha wrote: 96 points

    September 2, 2019 - Krug Vintage 2002.
    Ah.... eleganse kombinert med kraft.
    Gule saftige epler, vakker spice, parfyme og svak autolyse.
    Dette er bare så vakkert.
    Dypere enn dyp.
    Fortsatt på et tidlig stadie, men det her begynner virkelig å gå seg til.
    Supermann med silkeskjerf.
    Svær konsentrasjon og perfekt friskhet.
    Balansekunst på høyt nivå.
    Strålende kurve.
    Imponerende lang med et pent bitt i finish.
    Strukturert og presis.
    Denne vil gi mye glede i mange år fremover. 96p

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • angelcyn Likes this wine: 95 points

    August 17, 2019 - This bottle was a present to us last year on our 50th wedding anniversary from an old friend, we kept it for this years anniversary on the 17th and I have to say despite not being enamored with Champagne this was lovely.
    Pale golden colour lovely fine mousse, strawberries lemon a lush honey background and beautiful finish.
    My only other Krug vintage was the magnificent '59, this was not as good, from memory but not that far away, not likely to have any more of this elevated stuff so made the most of this, gorgeous.
    But for having drunk the '59 I would have marked it higher but the score doesn't really matter when wines are this good.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Krug
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Vintage Brut
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne
  • UPC Codes 081753802363, 081753826727, 3258064033312, 3258064051910, 3258064067218, 3258064067713, 3258064078405, 6009824920963

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 288 (4%)
  • In Cellars 6,418 (79%)
  • Consumed 1,446 (18%)

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Community Recommendations

Dessert (comb. orange lemon cinnamon & ginger), Duck breast, Fish ( sole meunière), Seafood, Tostada de Tuétano, Tuna crispy rice, w/dash of lemon

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