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Chardonnay Trockenbeerenauslese Nouvelle Vague No. 10 Kracher 2006

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"The brilliant gold, viscous-pouring 2006 #10 Chardonnay Trockenbeerenauslese Nouvelle Vague offers aromas of spiced apple, papaya, strawberry preserves, and an ethereally smoky, truffle-like, musky expression of botrytis that puts noble fungus itself into the circus ring for the first time in this collection. Creamy in texture and surprisingly light in touch, this refined wine sneaks up on you with its complex suggestions of spiced apple, strawberry jam, juicy pink grapefruit, apricot nectar, creme de menthe and fungal and animal nuances harmoniously collaborating to deliver a remarkable degree of sheer refreshment, and building toward a fanfare of a finish. My instinct is to reserve this for meditation, but given its huge sugar and strikingly efficacious acidity – not to mention its sheer diversity of flavors – who knows how it might perform alongside desserts until one has experimented. Certainly 12-15 years in the cellar will not put dents in this. I was not surprised to find the grape Alois Kracher referred to as “my Riesling” taking center stage for both closing movements in his final vinous opus...95" WA 02/09 "Interesting notes of chamomile, tangerine and honey fill this rich, creamy sweetie. Concentrated fresh apricot notes extend on the crisp finish. Drink now through 2016...92" WS "Deep golden yellow. Strawberry and apple complemented by intense oaky spice on the nose. Baked apple and cinnamon notes deepen the brighter fruit flavors of pineapple and lemon, with refreshing acid cut buffering the wine's luscious residual sweetness. Rather tropical tones of papaya, lichee and lemon stain the palate on the extremely long finish. Offers superb aging potential...95" IWC 11/08

Region: Austria

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  • 2006

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Winery: Kracher
Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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"The brilliant gold, viscous-pouring 2006 #10 Chardonnay Trockenbeerenauslese Nouvelle Vague offers aromas of spiced apple, papaya, strawberry preserves, and an ethereally smoky, truffle-like, musky expression of botrytis that puts noble fungus itself into the circus ring for the first time in this collection. Creamy in texture and surprisingly light in touch, this refined wine sneaks up on you with its complex suggestions of spiced apple, strawberry jam, juicy pink grapefruit, apricot nectar, creme de menthe and fungal and animal nuances harmoniously collaborating to deliver a remarkable degree of sheer refreshment, and building toward a fanfare of a finish. My instinct is to reserve this for meditation, but given its huge sugar and strikingly efficacious acidity – not to mention its sheer diversity of flavors – who knows how it might perform alongside desserts until one has experimented. Certainly 12-15 years in the cellar will not put dents in this. I was not surprised to find the grape Alois Kracher referred to as “my Riesling” taking center stage for both closing movements in his final vinous opus...95" WA 02/09 "Interesting notes of chamomile, tangerine and honey fill this rich, creamy sweetie. Concentrated fresh apricot notes extend on the crisp finish. Drink now through 2016...92" WS "Deep golden yellow. Strawberry and apple complemented by intense oaky spice on the nose. Baked apple and cinnamon notes deepen the brighter fruit flavors of pineapple and lemon, with refreshing acid cut buffering the wine's luscious residual sweetness. Rather tropical tones of papaya, lichee and lemon stain the palate on the extremely long finish. Offers superb aging potential...95" IWC 11/08

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