Have you ever driven a Bugatti Veyron? Me neither. Would you like to drive one? Me too. I mean, what the heck, the thing can go 250 miles per hour.
Ah…but would you buy a Bugatti Veyron, given it would cost you well over a million dollars?
The newly released 2000 Krug Clos D’Ambonnay Brut Champagne is a glorious bottle of wine. It has a complex aroma that suggests toast, orange peel, spring flowers and spices; it’s powerful but nuanced, the fruit recalling apple, lemon and strawberry, the flavors rich and lasting. It comes from a single walled vineyard in the town of Ambonnay, a third the size of Krug’s famous Clos des Mesnil vineyard, entirely planted to Pinot Noir. It’s easily the best new Champagne I’ve tasted this year. There are only 5,000 bottles of it. The price is $2,000 a bottle.