The 2002 Alois Kracher Scheurebe Trockenbeerenauslese #6 Zwischen Den Seen is a white wine from Austria that exudes elegance and complexity. With a beautiful golden hue, this wine is visually enticing and promises a sensory experience like no other.
On the nose, this Scheurebe reveals a symphony of aromas. Peach jam, lemon, and honey dominate the bouquet, while pure botrytis and high-toned esters add a touch of mystery. The scent is bright and clear, inviting you to take a sip and explore its depths.
Upon tasting, the #6 Scheurebe Trockenbeerenauslese Zwischen den Seen surprises with its impressive polish and creamy texture. The palate is lusciously viscous, coating your mouth in a velvety embrace. Despite its low alcohol content of 8.5%, the wine is upliftingly bright and elegant.
Peach jam takes center stage on the palate, intermingling with bitter hints of peach kernel. Layers of lemon flavors, including candied, fresh, and zesty, offer complexity and a delightful counterpoint. While not as dynamically bright as its predecessor, this wine possesses a sedate underlying richness and a nutty depth that fascinates.
The #6 was crafted with a nod to traditional winemaking methods, allowing for a leisurely evolution in tank and exposure to skin, lees, and oxygen. This approach has resulted in enormous length and intriguing hints of future potential. There is no doubt that this wine will continue to develop and captivate over time.
Renowned wine critic David Schildknecht describes the #6 as having an almost statuesque character. With its bright flavors, elegant structure, and intriguing complexity, this exceptional wine from Alois Kracher is a true gem in the world of Austrian whites.