2006 TBA No. 1 Zweigelt
Kracher’s pale garnet 2006 #1 Zweigelt Trockenbeerenauslese Nouvelle Vague smells effusively of clove-studded orange, candied cherries, and cinnamon. Elegant and practically delicate (despite relatively high 11.5% alcohol), it retains lovely fresh orange and tactile pungency of cinnamon spice on the palate, finishing with sappy, lip-smacking tenacity. And as if the wine didn’t already call forth Christmas imagery, its carnal side is revealed in a suggestion of spiced mincemeat. I am sure that this will prove fascinating as well as delightful in its ability to sidle up to desserts over the next 3-5 years and not get blown away by them.
91/100 The Wine Advocate / David Schildknecht
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