Kracher Number 6 Trockenbeerenauslese Grand Cuvee Nouvelle Vague 2000 (0.375L)
From Wine Advocate 96 Points
Spices, new French oak, and super-ripe pears can be discerned in the aromatics of the magnificent 2000 #6 Grande Cuvee Trockenbeerenauslese Nouvelle Vague (9.5% alcohol, 233 grams residual sugar/liter, and 7.8 grams/liter total acidity). Aged for 24 months in new oak barrels, this tangy, lively, medium- to full-bodied effort has superb balance. Candied apples, jammy apricots, red currants, and hints of citrus zests are found throughout its flavor profile and extensive finish. Drink it over the next 25-30 years.
From Wine Spectator 93 Points
Racy and intensely flavored, showing candied citrus, clove and honey notes. The texture is a little grainier and less supple than the best in this group, yet it's tasty and persistent.
Kracher is a wine producer located in the Burgenland region of Austria, where the estate's vineyards span from the village of Illmitz to the shores of Lake Neusiedl. The terroir here is perfect for the spread of botrytis or 'noble rot', and Kracher make a range of lusciously sweet Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese wines.