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2002 Alois Kracher Grande Cuvee Trockenbeerenauslese Nouvelle Vague #7, 375ml

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June 16, 2024 - $56



96The Wine Advocate

Full and rich on the palate, this handles its enormous sweetness by preserving juicy essences of its diverse fruits and displaying only a subtle, lovely hint of caramelization...

96Wine Spectator

Amazingly lush and unctuous, with an impressive silkiness and loads of buttercream, vanilla, ripe pear and baked apple flavors.

96Vinous / IWC

...delicate apple, cinnamon and soft leafy aromas as it opened in the glass. Notes of pumpernickel and smoky oak add complexity to the clear, pure core of fruit. Thick and opulent but fine-grained and harmonious. Finishes with extremely persistent, bell-clear fruits and minerals.


Alois Kracher

Alois Kracher is in Illmitz, Austria, in the eastern lake region along the border of Hungary. Alois Kracher, who trained as a chemist, took over the 50-acre estate in 1981. It had been founded decades earlier by his father. Alois died at age 49 in 2007 from cancer. But until his death he was considered Austria’s premier winemaker and the European wine industry’s unofficial ambassador of sweet white wines. Kracher’s wines based on Chardonnay, Welschriesling, Scheurebe, Traminer and Muskat-Ottonel grapes are all made in the sweet “trockenbeerenauslee” style. Today the estate is run by Alois’ son Gerhard. As a side note, Kracher was a close friend and business partner of Manfred Krankl, the widely-admired, Austrian-born winemaker behind the Sine Qua Non wines from California’s Central Coast. Kracher and Krankl produced highly-regarded wines under the label Mr. K.