2000 Krug "Clos du Mesnil" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne
A study on the interplay between finesse and power. Racy acidity and intense minerality drive this seamlessly meshed wine, while the finely detailed texture and layers of grilled white peach, hazelnut, kumquat and crystalized honey display overall elegance. Hints of fleur de sel and coffee liqueur echo on the finish. Drink now through 2027.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2000 Brut Blanc de Blancs Clos du Mesnil is rich, deep, textured and wonderfully complete. The seductiveness of the 2000 vintage comes through beautifully, but the Mesnil has extra dimensions of depth that arenít found in the Vintage. Smoke, ash, graphite, pastry and lemon are some of the nuances that unfold in this supremely gracious, refined Clos du Mesnil. I expect the 2000 to take some time to reach its peak, but it is superb, even at this early stage. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2035
From Mesnil's famous walled vineyard, this incomparable all Chardonnay Champagne is one of the worlds great wines! (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne Buyer) From Jancis Robinson: "There was no heatwave in 2000 but overall the summer was quite warm. This will be the next Clos du Mesnil to be released, but actually I found it a little more generous on the palate than the 1998, even if less developed on the nose. More discreet nose but impressively introvert. Broad on the palate but still very dry on the finish. Austere at the moment but very promising." (03/2012)