Krug has a cult following. So, it’s always an occasion when the 173-year-old House of Krug chooses to release Krug Vintage, a champagne crafted to capture the character of a particular year. The latest iteration is Krug 2002, a composition imbued with such an abundance of fruit that its makers have called it an ode to nature. It’s a charismatic little number: playful, delicate and not without insolent elegance. The palate hymns its prismatic way from red to citrus to black. Olivier Krug, director of the House of Krug, whispered about seeking “pleasure beyond perfection” at our world exclusive tasting last month.