Krug releases 2000 Clos d’Ambonnay

Posted by Rachel England on 28 July 2015 |

Krug has released its fourth vintage of its rare blanc de noirs, Clos d’Ambonnay, which follows on from the 1995, 1996 and 1998 vintages.

Produced from a vineyard of just 0.68 hectares, each of the 5,158 bottles is individually numbered and bears a Krug ID which can be entered into a Krug app to show relevant information about that particular bottle, including its disgorgement date.

Olivier Krug described the wine as: “Precise and balanced… I believe we have succeeded in expressing the full potential of this walled plot with true expression and poise. Over the 15 years that Clos d’Ambonnay 2000 has rested in our cellars it has developed astonishing grace and finesse.”

Krug’s cellar master, Eric Lebel, said: “I remember the 2000 harvest at Clos d’Ambonnay as particularly generous with beautiful and healthy Pinot Noir grapes. All elements were there, balanced and with the right intensity, forecasting an exceptional Krug Clos d’Ambonnay, with just the right amount of concentration and distinction.”

The wine was released in Scotland at the ‘secret’ kitchen garden of the two Michelin starred restaurant near Gleneagles run by chef Andrew Fairlie.

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