Collection (10 half bottles) 2004 Kracher
Kracher collection of 10 half bottles no 1 to no 10. Also included Kracher Weinlaubenhof Trockenbeerenauslese No. 10 Scheurebe Zwischen den Seen, rated 98 points by Parker.
The 2004 #10 Scheurebe Trockenbeerenauslese Zwischen den Seen is a lip-smacking elixir of Scheurebe, a kaleidoscopic and vivacious tribute to noble rot as only Alois Kracher could render. A sensational concentration of lime, pink grapefruit, pineapple, cassis, sage, and peppermint in the nose is joined on the slick, buttery-rich (yet always lively) palate by deep peach and peach kernel, persimmon, brown spices, and salt. It almost goes without saying that the sheer extract on exhibit here – along with 10.5 grams of acidity – is effortlessly holding back the wine’s 288 grams of residual sugar. Seldom will you taste a nobly sweet wine more luscious or invigorating than this outside of Germany, nor a wine with this combination of palpable richness and sheer extract yet lightness. I am sure one could still be enthused over these same virtues in a bottle opened a quarter century from now.