Sød vin i verdensklasse fra Østrigs svar på Chateau d’Yquem.
Der er ingen over og ingen ved siden af Kracher, når det kommer til søde vine fra Østrig. Her er taler vi ganske enkelt om ædelsød vin fra den absolutte superliga, der snildt tåler sammenligning med selv de største, søde vine fra Sauternes.
Gennem tre generationer har Kracher produceret deres unikke og sublime vine, og er flere gange kåret som "Sweet Winemaker of the Year" af det britiske magasin Wine.
TBA Grande Cuvée er flagskibet hos Kracher, der foruden de søde vine også fremstiller tørre vine i Burgenland. Dette mesterværk laves på druer med ædelråd (Botrytis) i et blend bestående af Welschriesling (60 %) og Chardonnay (40%).
En uovertruffen sød vin, der i tidligere årgange har opnået de sjældne 100 point hos både Wine Enthusiast og Fallstaff.
Bemærk den længere leveringstid på Beyond Bordeaux. Vinene leveres senest 31. december 2023.
Robert Parker - 98
The 2020 Trockenbeerenauslese No. 4 Grande Cuvée Nouvelle Vague is based on 70% Welschriesling (vinified in large oak casks) and 30% Chardonnay (aged in barriques) and opens with an intense and concentrated bouquet with spicy quince aromas, lemon chutney, candied lemons, ripe and lush apricots and pineapples, hints of nougat, caramel and salt. It is very deep and complex but also refined, fresh and very elegant! Round, intense and highly refined on the palate, this is a saline and elegant, seemingly weightless Grande Cuvée that develops a spectacularly long and intense finish with salts and concentrated fruits such as melons, apricots, lemons, quinces and grapefruit. The aftertaste is intense and very long but of great finesse and elegance. This is a gorgeous wine, indeed, that is stunning a day after the opening and will need about a decade or more to gain even more complexity. 10% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted in Lütjensee, Hamburg, in June 2023. To be released in mid-September 2023.
Decanter - 98
The second release on the Place de Bordeaux, and a stunning wine from Gerhard Kracher in 2020. Beautifully honeyed caramel, lemon, peach and apricot notes on the nose, candied, dried and fresh with salted caramel and biscuit aromas too. Freshness straight away, a scintillating acidity that lifts the expression instantly and gives energy, life and focus. This is sweet no doubt, and you feel the richness in the weight and texture, but it also has this amazing salty, minerality underneath not only giving nuance and complexity but offsetting the sugary, ginger, cinnamon, pineapple and pear mid palate. A wonderfully compelling wine, with so much crystalline purity and ease about it. Defined, focussed, interesting and perfectly balanced. I absolutely adore it! 210g residual sugar. 7.6g/l acidity. Chardonnay fermented in barriques and Welschriesling in large wooden barrels for 30 months. Like last year, a special wooden collection box will also be available featuring this wine and other cuvées of different grape varieties and sweetness levels (this one being number four).
The Wine Independent - 95
The 2020 Trockenbeerenauslese Grande Cuvee No 4, 60% Welschriesling and 40% Chardonnay, is pale lemon-straw in color. Notes of acacia honey, beeswax, candied ginger, and lemon tart jump from the glass with hints of orange peel and spice cake. The palate is rich and unctuous, with a crisp backbone to lift the opulent sweetness to a long, energetic finish.
Jane Anson - 94
Pale rust orange in colour, vibrant aromatics greet you on the first nose. Has a clear sweetness, a centre of caramel but wrapped in tight lemon drop and juicy pear, with a sting of steel. Lifts up through the palate and delivers excellent balance. Bottled under screwcap, which makes sense with a wine that you can keep open for a long time, returning to for a single glass as you want – I wish more sweet wines took the same route. Winemaker Gerhard Kracher. Second year on the Place de Bordeaux.
Falstaff Magazin - 97
Strong golden yellow, brass reflections. Delicate nougat and caramel, fine notes of yellow tropical fruit, ripe yellow apple, a touch of vanilla, multi-faceted bouquet. Substantial, nuances of ripe sweet fruit, fine wood notes, mineral, balanced, shows very good length, already accessible and versatile, certain ageing potential.