Kracher No. 9 Chardonnay Trockenbeerenauslese (375ML) 1998 Front Label
Kracher No. 9 Chardonnay Trockenbeerenauslese (375ML) 1998 Front Label

Kracher No. 9 Chardonnay Trockenbeerenauslese (375ML) 1998

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375ML / 7% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

Produced from 50% Chardonnay and 50% Welschriesling, Kracher's 1998 Grande Cuvee Trockenbeerenauslese Nouvelle Vague Number 10 reveals hints of sweet oak in its otherwise jammy yellow fruit-dominated aromatics. This medium to full-bodied wine has abundant candied white grapes, and apples intermingled with poached pears in its peppery character. It is thick, spicy, oily-textured, and possesses an amazingly long, apricot-flavored finish.

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RP 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The oak, vanilla, toast, acacia blossom, and creme brulee-scented 1998 Chardonnay Trockenbeerenauslese Nouvelle Vague Number 9 is an intensely sweet, fat, and candied wine. Full-bodied and powerful, this is a dense (yet harmonious) offering jam-packed with sugar-coated oranges, candied apples, and honey. Its seemingly unending finish reveals additional layers of luxurious jellied fruits. Drink this exceptional wine over the next 25-30 years.
WS 95
Wine Spectator
Clean and opulent, this melts in the mouth, unfolding layer after layer of honey, citrus blossom, orange peel and vanilla. The purity and harmony are rhapsodic as it fades gently away over the long finish.
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Located in the Seewinkel, an area in the Burgenland region of Austra, along the eastern shore of Lake Neusiedl, Weinlaubenhof Alois Kracher is in possession of a microclimate uniquely suited to the production of Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese wines. 32 hectares of vineyards are planted with Welschriesling, Chardonnay, Traminer, Muskat Ottonel and Scheurebe. Kracher is internationally regarded as one of the finest dessert wine makes. After Alois Kracher passed away in December 2007, his 27 year-old son Gerhard took over responsibility of winemaking. He manages the winery with the same strength, firm will and consequence as his famous father once did.

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The source of Austria’s finest botrytized sweet wines, Burgenland covers a lofty portion of Austria's wine producing real estate. It encompasses the smaller regions of Neusiedlersee, Neusiedlersee-Hügelland, Mittelburgenland and Südburgenland. The latter two are most associated with their exceptional red wines. The region as a whole produces no shortage of important whites.

Neusiedlersee, named for the lake that it surrounds to the east, is home to a great diversity of grape varieties. The region’s most notable wines, however, are the botrytis-infected, sweet versions.

Neusiedlersee-Hügelland, which wraps the lake on its western side, includes the town of Rust, a historically esteemed wine community. Its close proximity to the lake’s fog and mist make it another source of some of the more prestigious botrytized wines. Neusiedlersee-Hügelland also produces fine Blaufränkisch, Pinot Blanc, Neuburger and Grüner Veltliner, though a label will usually name the more general, Burgenland, so as not to confuse it with its eastern cousin, Neusiedlersee, across the lake.

Blaufränkisch is well suited to and makes up over half of the vineyard area in Mittelburgenland. The region’s hills and plateaus, which are composed of variations in schist, loess and clay-limestone, produce high quality reds with interesting diversity.

Südburgenland, also known for its deep, complex and age-worthy Blaufränkisch, is beginning to turn out some alluring whites from Grüner Veltliner, Welschriesling and Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc).

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Apart from the classics, we find many regional gems of different styles.

Late harvest wines are probably the easiest to understand. Grapes are picked so late that the sugars build up and residual sugar remains after the fermentation process. Ice wine, a style founded in Germany and there referred to as eiswein, is an extreme late harvest wine, produced from grapes frozen on the vine, and pressed while still frozen, resulting in a higher concentration of sugar. It is becoming a specialty of Canada as well, where it takes on the English name of ice wine.

Vin Santo, literally “holy wine,” is a Tuscan sweet wine made from drying the local white grapes Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia in the winery and not pressing until somewhere between November and March.

Rutherglen is an historic wine region in northeast Victoria, Australia, famous for its fortified Topaque and Muscat with complex tawny characteristics.

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