Krug Clos du Mesnil 2004 Bottle size: 750ml

France, Champagne
R14,850
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98+
AG
New
'The 2004 Clos du Mesnil captures all the pedigree of this epic Blanc des Blancs vintage. A soaring, majestic Champagne, the 2004 dazzles from the very first taste with its crystalline purity and brightness. In two tastings so far, the 2004 has been nothing less than a total showstopper. The vertical structure and pure, tightly-coiled power are the stuff dreams are made of. There is little doubt the 2004 is one of the very finest Clos du Mesnils in recent memory. Will it join the 1979, 1988 and 1996 as one of the all-time greats? Now, that is a tasting I would love to do! Drink 2019-2044.' – Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 98+/100

'2004 was a fantastic Chardonnay vintage in Champagne, and there's no more definitive statement of its grace and beauty than this 1.84ha walled vineyard dating from 1698. The cool winter ceded to gentle mid-summer heat, followed by a prolonged Indian Summer when cooler nights engendered complexity and an almost cerebral linearity. Scents of yellow flowers, nectarine, hints of smoke and slate seduce and beguile, leading to a palate where hints of exoticism are tempered by a firm citric grip and an astonishingly long finish.' – Simon Field MW, Decanter, 98/100

'Evocative of a Bernini sculpture, this vibrant Champagne is equally about the statuesque frame of acidity and chalky underpinning as it is the finely honed details, including the silken texture, the aromas of lime blossom, saffron and incense, and the expressive, woven range of crème de cassis, espresso, kumquat, crystallized honey and toast flavors. Long and focused, echoing the rich profile on the finish. Drink now through 2034.' – Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator, 97/100

'Bright gold. Intense nose – very Chardonnay. Bone dry and dense. Saline. There's a whiff of mature Chablis about this. The usual Krug intellectual intrigue and slight austerity. Still a bit of a challenge. Drink 2019-2028.' – Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com, 17.5+/20

'At first sight, a vibrant luminosity and intense golden colour redolent of ripe wheat. On the nose, expressive aromas of toffee apple, caramel, ripe citrus fruits and lightly toasted nuts. On the palate, it opens with astonishing generosity and breadth. Initial hints of brown sugar, candied ginger and pecan give way to notes of citrus fruits as it bursts into an explosion of freshness enhanced by a very long and elegant finish.' – Krug
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Condition New
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Blend
Rating AG 98+
Producer information Founded in 1843, Charles Krug is the 6th generation custodian of arguably the greatest sparkling wine producer on earth. Their flagship, prestige bottling is the non-vintage Grande Cuvée which makes up the majority of their production. Their latest Grande Cuvée is their 166th release – a blend of 140 wines from 13 different harvests between 1998 and 2010. This incredible blending process gives Krug its hallmark richness, complexity and amazing finesse.
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