2006 TBA No. 8 Traminer
The 2006 #8 Traminer Trockenbeerenauslese Nouvelle Vague has even a few grams more (at 246) than last year’s rendition. It also has half a percent (at 10%) more alcohol, which gives you an idea of how far gone these grapes were. But the alcohol and the new wood have exercised a real framing and restraining effect here. Not only are the lychees, honey, cinnamon candy allied to a firm palate foundation, there is also a surprisingly luscious refreshment to be gleaned from a finish that suggests not just honey and caramel but also pickled melon rind and melon liqueur. This wine should prove able to stand up to some pretty intense desserts, as well as to 7-10 years in the cellar.
91/100 The Wine Advocate / David Schildknecht
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