Investment tip; 2002 Krug Clos d’Ambonnay [collaboration by RareWineInvest]

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2002 Krug Clos d’Ambonnay: One of the best single vineyards in Champagne ever. [read the full champagne story]

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Our partner RaeWineInvest offers a legend! Experience the extremely rare Clos d’Ambonnay vineyard. Only 25,000 bottles have been produced since the first vintage in 1995 – it doesn’t get more exclusive!

At RareWine Invest, we are strong advocates of investing in Champagne, which is also reflected in our recommended portfolio composition, where Champagne, as the second largest category, makes up as much as 30%.

This is certainly not without reason, and we generally have high expectations for the future of this category. Champagne has also performed well in the first quarter, with the very large vintages doing particularly well, with the 1996 Dom Pérignon the most successful with a price increase of as much as 20 percent.

If you believe in the great potential of the Champagne category and if you also believe that the best investments are among the best and finest wines, here is a rare opportunity to invest in one of Champagne’s most exclusive gems.

Also, this is one of the two best single vineyard Champagnes (This includes only Krug Clos d’Ambonnay, Krug Clos du Mesnil and Bollinger VVF, as the biggest, best, most exclusive and most valuable single-vineyard Champagnes.) ever: 2002 Krug Clos d’Ambonnay – and for some reason the price of these hasn’t moved like the others – yet…

2000– 92+– 92,0

RJ: Richard Juhlin VI: Vinous WA: Wine Advocate AVG: Average

Clos d’AmbonnayRJWAVIProduktion
(number of bottles)
20029699984.743 (+ 240 MAG)
2006n/an/a984514 (+ 800 MAG)

A rare gem from perhaps the world’s best champagne house

When it comes to champagne, there are some wines that are at the top of their respective categories, but there is only one producer that is at the top of the entire product portfolio – and that is Krug. Krug’s champagne without vintage, Grande Cuvée, is considered by many to be the world’s best champagne without vintage. Krug’s vintage champagne, Krug Vintage Brut, is of such high quality that it surpasses both Cristal and Dom Pérignon and is really only rivaled by Salon.

Read more about the potential of Krug Vintage Brut here: Krug Vintage Brut 2002: Exploit great untapped potential

As if that wasn’t enough, Krug is also behind two of the biggest, best and most legendary champagnes in the world, Krug Clos du Mesnil and Krug Clos d’Ambonnay. Here, sublime wines in the best Burgundian style have been perfected in extremely limited production from two of Champagne’s finest vineyards, namely Clos du Mesnil and Clos d’Ambonnay.

Both champagnes are produced exclusively in the very best vintages, which combined with an extremely limited production means that these champagnes are extremely rare – even when they are released. Furthermore, these vineyards are monopoly farms, which simply means that only Krug is allowed to produce from them.

[read the full champagne story @ RareWine]

Krugs fantastiska champagner från en vingård på ett enda fält

Clos du Mesnil
Clos du Mesnil’s 1.84 hectares yield approximately 12,000 bottles of champagne per year. The first vintage was released in 1979 and since then only 20 vintages have been released, with the 2006 vintage being the most recent. This means that the total production of Clos du Mesnil over the last 40 years is less than a quarter of a million bottles. By way of comparison, Moët & Chandon produces around 30 million bottles per year.

Clos d’Ambonnay
The Clos d’Ambonnay vineyard is just 0.68 hectares and production is limited to around 5,000 bottles per vintage. Only five vintages of Clos d’Ambonnay have been released, with 1995 being the first and 2002 being the last. This means that only around 25,000 bottles of Krug Clos d’Ambonnay have ever been released, making this one of the most limited and precious champagnes in the world.

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