From half bottle (375ml).
Burnished antique copper color; seems a bit advanced for its age. Animated, unfolding, dialectic nose, awash in noble rot character: viscous yet vibrant orchard and tropical fruit, musk, thyme honey, lichee nut, pumpernickel, white truffle and fresh green tobacco leaf. Texturally carnal, waxy and phenolic. More grainy custard than buttery, a magma of apricot, soursop, pineapple, vanilla and bigarade orange, all lightly poached in brown spice. Sometime we find the Kracher wines can be a bit too much: wines of opacity and almost luridly sweet. But this #4 Welschriesling is buttressed by a vibrant, saline acidity that informs its wealth of material with clarity and lift. A transportative juiciness on display here. Now – ∞ (the cork will fail long before this wine ever will).