The purity of a single plot of Chardonnay in 2003.
Krug Clos du Mesnil 2003 exalts the crisp purity of a single walled plot of vines (Clos in French): Krug’s Clos du Mesnil in the village of Mesnil-sur-Oger, and of a single grape variety: Chardonnay, all from a single year: 2003.
The House of Krug chose to create Krug Clos du Mesnil 2003 because, from the very first tastings, the Chardonnay grapes of the 2003 harvest already revealed a delightful, expressive and balanced character without any excess aromatic intensity.
It reveals a precise signature and a striking grace, which has developed beautifully while resting in the Krug cellars for over ten years.
Krug Clos du Mesnil in the World of Krug:
The meticulous savoir-faire of the House of Krug has revealed two exceptional and rare Champagnes from two of the greatest terroirs in the Champagne region: Krug Clos du Mesnil and Krug Clos d’Ambonnay. Each expresses the individuality, purity and intensity of a single walled plot of vines, a single grape variety and a single year.
8671 75cl bottles, each individually numbered, and 659 magnums.
Krug Clos du Mesnil 2003 shows a particularly luminous yellow gold colour which shimmers with brightness.
On the nose aromas of praline, hazelnuts, ginger and spices.
In the mouth, strong flavors of honey, quince and candied citrus fruit, with a long and slightly lemony finish.
Fish, crustaceans and spicy Far Eastern food combine beautifully with Krug Clos du Mesnil 2003. From a tangy wok of shrimp in sate spices to beurre noir skate wings with capers and spices or a traditional sole meunière, all revel in the flavours and aromas of Krug Clos du Mesnil 2003.