Krug Clos du Mesnil, a very rare Champagne, showcases the unique character of a single plot of Chardonnay, harvested in a single year. Our 1.84-hectare vineyard overlooked by the village church has been protected by walls since 1698. The vineyard is located in the heart of Mesnil-sur-Oger, one of the most iconic villages for Chardonnay in the Champagne region. Krug Clos du Mesnil has an expansive generous personality enhanced by the finish which powers through with extreme precision.
- FRA - Champagne
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 aren’t 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. Rating 95 - Drink 2015 - 2035 - Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate (NOV/2011)
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. Rating 18.5 - Drink to 2022, Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (NOV/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
Krug Clos du Mesnil 2000 has tones of luminous, very light gold with hints of green.
You will be seduced by aromas of ripe apple, toffee, barley sugar, short crust pastry, raisins, honey, acacia and citrus fruits.
In the palate you will find indulgent flavours of peaches and white blossoms, gingerbread, honey and orange zest.
Krug Clos du Mesnil could be enjoyed which different fish and shellfish dishes, poultry, langoustine carpaccio, scallops marinated in dill, lobster salad with citrus fruits, or grilled giant prawns.