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2000 Krug 'Clos d'Ambonnay' Brut Champagne with Wood Box

 Tom Cannavan 97pts

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Winemaker Notes: The House of Krug invites you to discover the intensity, individuality and purity of Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 2000: from a single plot, a single grape variety – Pinot Noir – and the harvest of the year 2000.

Clos d’Ambonnay is a tiny walled plot of 0.68 hectares located in the heart of Ambonnay, one of the most distinguished villages for Pinot Noir grapes in Champagne and the main source of Pinot Noir for the House since its earliest years.

Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 2000 is the fourth Champagne from this unique plot of Pinot Noir. The first was created with the harvest of 1995.

VINTAGE NOTES: 2000 was hot, rainy and stormy with the harvest at Krug’s Clos d’Ambonnay taking place on a single day, September 29. It was a bountiful year with astoundingly intense Pinot Noir grapes.

The House of Krug chose to reveal Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 2000 because, from the very first tastings, the Pinot Noir grapes from this enclosed plot glowed with a rare generosity and beauty, revealing delightful balance and character without excess.
The year 2000 thus succeeded in expressing the full potential of this walled plot with true beauty and poise

TASTING NOTES: A particularly luminous straw-gold colour which shimmers with brightness.

On the nose, aromas of brioche, caramel and spices.

On the palate, a very fresh taste with intesne flavours of tarte tatin, caramel and pastry cream, with a long and slightly lemony finish.



CRITICAL ACCLAIM

Tome Cannavan - 97pts - "Gorgeous fresh colour with hints of emerald and buttercup yellow, and minuscule bubbles across the glass. Hazelnut and some bruised apple, a sense of wet river stone minerality, cream and a touch of something intriguingly herbal in the background. The palate has some serious luxury with the mousse creamy across the tongue, but there is cocoa and buttery Brazil nut flesh, the weight filling the mid-palate before a precision to the acidity that scythes through something like the 1996, the little toast notes filling underneath. A baby, but the components need some time to knit together."


Wine Spectator - "An elegant, almost ethereal Champagne, showing a subtle richness and power, with vibrant acidity and a beautifully creamy mousse carrying the finely meshed flavors of Chambord liqueur, singed orange peel, biscuit and spun honey, accented by hints of toasted almond, saline and smoke that gain momentum and echo on the finish. Disgorged autumn 2013. Drink now through 2025."

 

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Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 2000
Winery Krug
Grape Varietals Champagne Blend
Size 750 milliliter
Includes Gift Packaging Yes
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