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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

N/V Kracher Trockenbeerenauslese

This was on clearance for fifteen bones – a 187ml bottle was a striking fifteen dollars but Kracher is a highly reputable producer – one of the finest dessert wine producers in the world, so why not?

Honey, peaches, sugar, and dare I even say grape on the nose.

Spicy peach pie filling on the palate. Orange blossom, orange marmalade, peach jam, white pepper,

More of that spicy peach on the finish, cinnamon, even some clove, maybe some candied apple,

The bottom line here is Kracher makes fantastic wines at premium prices – this bottle is your chance to get two small servings for under $20. I've had some of the higher end Kracher offerings and while I do feel they are stronger, is a half bottle worth $80 – more than double the price per ounce? I can't say for sure, but if you're starting out with dessert wine – this is the place to start if you're interested (and you should be) in Kracher.

Wine: 9
QPR: 9.5


Anonymous said...

I whole heartedly agree. I had this with dessert at Passion Fish in Monterey, and have been looking for it for the last 2 months. Where did you find this at?

sweetwines said...

I bought about 10 bottles of various Kracher No8, No5 on sale at Binnys in July or August 2009-unbelievable dessert wines at a great price.

thewineauxs said...

I have a #8 on the rack from Binny's (they discount them heavily every August or so) as well - I can't wait to open it but am waiting for some sort of 'occasion.'