Krug   Clos du Mesnil

2008 Clos du Mesnil

By Krug

The Distinctive Brilliance of 2008 Clos du Mesnil from Krug

The 2008 Clos du Mesnil from Krug exhibits a prowess and distinctiveness rarely witnessed in the realm of fine wines. Clos du Mesnil's distinct, walled vineyard has always held the reputation of offering exquisite Chardonnay grapes honed by the unique terroir and equipped to weather the climatic tumultuousness of Champagne's microclimates.

 

Decoding the unique persona of 2008 vintage

2008 proved to be a near ideal vintage with its damp spring followed by a dry yet cooler-than-average summer aiding consistent and extended ripening. The result, as manifest in this incredible offering from Krug, is a wine that adroitly navigates the fine line between power and finesse.

In the glass, the 2008 Clos du Mesnil displays unassuming poise with a crystalline golden hue and fine bubbles that caress with evocative promises. On the nose, pure expressions of white flowers and stone fruits are entwined with refined notes of brioche and cream exemplifying the art of barrel-aged Champagnes.

 

A firm trajectory for wine investment

For prudent wine investors, the 2008 Clos du Mesnil from Krug presents an exciting pathway. Given Krug's commitment to limited production, this vintage holds significant potential for appreciation.

But it’s beyond mere appraisals where this rendition shines - it’s in its performance on the palate. A surge of vivacious acidity grabs attention at first sip, balanced perfectly by ripe fruits and marjoram flavours framed by minerality.

 

A sublime illustration of Clos du Mesnil's unique terroir

In the grand finale, a luxuriously long finish unfolds layers upon layers of complexity, typifying why the wines of Krug command such reverence in the luxury champagne market.

When decanted into a flute, the story that 2008 Clos du Mesnil from Krug narrates is one of passion, meticulous vineyard management and weather aided perfection. A compelling opportunity for those seeking to diversify their wine investment portfolio, it is a testimony to the exceptional craftsmanship synonymous with Clos du Mesnil's commitment to encapsulate their quintessential terroir year-on-year.

Market price (CAD)

$22,900.00

12x75cl

Highest score

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POP score

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