Krug 2002A blend of 21% Pinot Meunier, 40% Pinot Noir and 39% Chardonnay. The grapes are from historic parcels in Mesnil sur Oger, Oger, Avize, Trépail and Villers, as well as Ambonnay, Bouzy, Ay and Mareuil-sur-Ay. The wine was disgorged in the autumn of 2014 after sitting on the lees for 11 years in the bottle to then age a further two years after dégorgement. The character of the 2002 harvest exuberantly explodes in the glass with a lucent, pale-golden color and a bouquet of fresh fruit, hazelnut and slightly toasted almonds. All this on a cushion of tropical fruit, freshly cut pineapple, fresh ginger and red currant with a veil of linden honey in the finish. The mouthfeel is generous and full with charismatic intensity, vital tension and a vibrant richness of fruit which complement a lovely saline streak and an almost smoky hint. The finish has an exciting persistence, invigorated by an incessant and dynamic alternation of depth and acuteness. A Champagne with great energy that has only just begun to build a reputation.