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2005 Alois Kracher Grande Cuvee #7 Trockenbeerenauslese Nouvelle Vague (half bottle)
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95-97 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2007

($90; for 375 ml.; tasted from barrel in a still-cloudy state; chardonnay and welschriesling) Medium golden yellow. Aromas of ripe yellow apple, dried fruits, discreet blossom honey, wild raspberry, subtle roasted oak and cinnamon spice. Orange, apricot, apple and chocolate flavors saturate the entire mouth, and strong minerality extends the finish. An elegant acid structure gives this wine sharp definition. Offers tremendous potential for further development. Drink from 2010 to 2030.

93 Points | Wine Spectator
94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Austrian wine has rapidly gained in international stature in the past decade, mostly on the strength of Austria's dry white wines produced within a 20-mile radius of the small city of Krems on the Danube, less than 50 miles west of Vienna. The steep, terraced, riverside vineyards of the Wachau, immediately west of Krems, as well as geologically diverse sites on the edges of the city and to the north in the Kamptal, yield...
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The best Chardonnays in the world continue to arrive from the region where the grape first emerged: the chalk, clay, and limestone vineyards of Burgundy and Chablis. While the origins of the grape were disputed for many years, with some speculating that the grape came all the way from the Middle East, DNA researchers at the University of California-Davis proved in 1999 that Chardonnay actually developed...
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