2004 Kracher Chardonnay Nouvelle Vague Tba #9
Medium golden yellow. Aromas of tropical fruits, honey, vanilla and lichee are complemented by discreet and noble oak, with fully ripe peach joining in on the palate. The wine's substantial residual sugar is perfectly integrated and leavened by refreshing acidity. It is rare that a wine with 275 grams per liter of residual sweetness can remain so easy to drink, but this exceptionally harmonious and luxuriously creamy wine should remain young and playful for many years. Drink 2008 through 2030. 97 points
By Peter Moser
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec 06
--International Wine Cellar
Vividly juicy Clementine, soursop, and mango are allied to some of the most indelible brown spices I have ever encountered in a wine. The fruit and spice personality here, allied to sheer phenolic intensity and palpable density, give one the impression of chewing on a delicious bar of dried fruits and spices. One proof of this wine’s greatness is its sheer irresistibility. I was panting to swallow and making excuses to go back for additional sips. Your mouth will be left quivering. This should be worth following for 15-20 years at least – not that there is any need to wait.
by David Schildknecht, Issue #177, June 2008
--The Wine Advocate
Elegant and rich, with an impressive purity and concentration to the ripe peach, apricot, vanilla and cream flavors. The spicy finish of cinnamon and nutmeg is lush and filled with ripe tropical fruit notes. Very honeyed and complex. Drink now through 2040. –KM
June 15, 2007
vanilla beans in the nose, fine herbs, honey tones, very dense on the palate, in the finish tender dried fruit and caramel notes.
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