Kracher Trocken Beerenauslese Tasting: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2005


The Kracher Trocken Beerenauslese(TBA) vertical tasting, with the following line-up, is unforgettable.

Kracher TBA No 3 Scheurebe1998, RP95

Kracher TBA No 4 Welschriesling 1998, RP95

Kracher TBA No 7 Chardonnay / Welschriesling 1998, RP94

Kracher TBA No 5 Muskat Ottonel 1998, RP96

Kracher TBA No 9 Chardonnay 1998, RP96

Kracher TBA No 11 Welschriesling 1998, RP96

Kracher TBA No 4 Muskat Ottonel 1999, RP95

Kracher TBA No 7 Chardonnay / Welschriesling 1999, RP96

Kracher TBA No 8 Welschriesling 1999, RP96

Kracher TBA No 6 Grand Cuvee Nouvelle Vague1999, RP96

Kracher TBA No 3 Chardonnay 2000, RP94

Kracher TBA No 5 Scheurebe 2000, RP96

Kracher TBA No 6 Grand Cuvee Nouvelle Vague 2000, RP96

Kracher TBA No 6 Scheurebe 2002, RP95

Kracher TBA No 12 Scheurebe / Welschriesling 2002, RP 98

Kracher TBA No 4 Scheurebe 2004, RP94

Kracher TBA No 6 Grand Cuvee Nouvelle Vague 2004, RP95

Kracher TBA No 7 Grand Cuvee Nouvelle Vague2005, RP 94

Kracher TBA No 9 Scheurebe 2005, RP95

Kracher TBA No 8 Welschriesling 2005, RP97

Kracher TBA No 10 Chardonnay 2005, RP96

This is a diverse and fully mature array in verticals comprising vintages(1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005) of precious, botrytised wines showing the unbeatable value of the Kracher estate - comparable to Cru level Sauternes with these sorts of critics' ratings have prices starting in thousands of dollars. Yet the Kracher TBAs add to the flights’ Riesling-like dimensions with even more sweetness, fruitiness, higher density, ‘freshness’ and ‘cleanliness’, and lower alcohol strength on palate. All bottles consistently smells of honey, white raisin, and above all peach and apricot essence. They are virtually gelatinous and, amazingly, not at all cloyingly sweet on the palate, on the contrary its rapier penetration of a finish is only possible thanks to the level of acidity that pushes residual sugar off the radar screen and leaves this taster totally enervated. Some CO2 palpable trap