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Wenzel’s top cuvée is frighteningly expensive, but there’s no denying the quality. Intensely botrytized aromas of dried apricots billow from the glass, accented by hints of toast, vanilla and coconut from aging in new oak barrels. Round and mouthfilling, it is very sweet, but with just enough acid to provide a semblance of balance. Dried apricot flavors dominate…
Even if you’re not a huge fan of dessert wines, you might like this one. It’s a very sweet, flashy wine filled with brilliantly opulent apricot purée, mango, peach cobbler, vanilla and cinnamon spice flavors, with bright, good acidity for balance. Absolutely delicious.
Already developing a depth of orange-gold color, this wine is maturing beautifully. It is more rich than overwhelmingly sweet, showing structure, acidity and a toasty character. A finely crafted wine, packed with intense flavors and a fresh aftertaste. Imported by Diageo Chateau & Estates.
Beyer makes a habit of holding back old vintages of SGN wines, selling them in half bottles. Even for this producer, a believer in dry Alsace wines, the sweetness of this SGN style is impossible to avoid. But the sweetness is tempered by toasty, mature fruit that shows elegance as much as richness, great acidity and botrytis. Imported by Martine’s Wines.
This beautiful wine shows great elegance. It is not just sweet, it is sophisticated as well, bringing delicious acidity, dryness and exotic fruits. To finish, there is a fruit salad of flavors, combined with spice and a lingering aftertaste. Imported by Winemonger.com.
The ultimate in the Kracher lineup of sweet wines, this is destined to become a legend. It is hugely liquorous, intensely flavored with botrytis, honey, acidity, and enticing aromas of honeysuckle and sweet cottage garden flowers. Because this essence couldn’t ferment above 4% alcohol, it is not allowed to be called wine, so is described as partially fermented…
Loosen excelled in 2005, and this beerenauslese is no exception. Brilliantly pure scents of pineapple and honey zoom from the glass, then turn lush and voluptuous on the palate, adding alluring hints of peaches and baked apple. Rich and viscous, it lingers on the finish like wildflower honey.
The Chardonnay came in at number 9 with the 2002 vintage, the last time Kracher released a full range of TBAs (2003 was too dry for botrytis). So it’s fascinating to see how the acidity of great sweet 2004s is present in a wine that is beautifully balanced. It has vanilla, caramel and ripe peach flavors; beautifully fresh and very pure.