The year 2002 offered a clement and generous climate, consistently warm, relatively dry, granting the ideal conditions for grape maturation. As the grapes arrived at the press, they were in excellent and robust health. The 2002 harvest for Krug was marked by great homogeneity and superb balance.
At first sight a lovely bright golden colour. A very charismatic fresh nose, promise of natural intensity and elegance with strong presence of fruits, fruits of all types. A diverse bouquet of orange aromas with some notes of liquorice and light chocolate biscuit can be enjoyed. On the palate, astonishing, balanced and delicate with significant fresh, tropical, wild and crystallised fruits. It is a hymn to fruit: red, white and citrus fruit with notes of cassis, chocolate, candied-orange peel, cocoa beans, and honey with hints of smoke and toast enhanced by a vibrant, persistent long finish.
"Exciting. Tense, nervy and deep-flavoured and 'burnished' somehow. Much less austere on the palate. Exotic and broad and rich with tension." Jancis Robinson 18.5/20