Beerenauslese Cuvée 2017 Half Bottle 375ml
93 points, “Absolutely gorgeous.” – Wine Advocate
Kracher’s Beerenauslese Cuvée 2017 is a blend of Chardonnay and Welschriesling, the latter being no relation to Riesling and nothing at all to do with Wales. But when it comes to its quality, there can be no confusion whatsoever. Bursting with baked apple stuffed with spices and golden sultanas, the scent of lemon trees on a summer day, mandarin, honeydew melon, and all of this seasoned to perfection with a spicy pepper and a pinch of sea salt – a character rumoured to come from the evaporation of the local lakes during the summer causing a concentration of salt in the vineyards. Twice as sweet as the Auslese Cuvée, this is picked later and sees just the gentlest touch of oak. Pull the cork when serving light summer desserts, baked apples, stinky cheese or lighter pâtés.
Austrian Alois Kracher was one of the finest winemakers the world has ever produced. The recipient of a perfect 100 point score from Robert Parker, named Winemaker of the Year countless times, and he was even called on to help Manfred Krankl with his cult wines at Sine Qua Non and Jorge Ordóñez with their venture in Málaga. All of which is an incredible achievement for a specialist in sweet wine – a category that many in the wine industry do not take seriously enough. Outlived by his father who founded the estate, sadly ‘Luis’ died at the age of just 48, but his legacy and skill live on through his son Gerhard. Weinlaubenof Kracher is located near the Hungarian border on the shore of Lake Neusiedl in an area of Burgenland called Seewinkel. The nearby shallow waters help to promote the spread of noble rot required to make the finest sweet wines.£6.93 per 100.00ml
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