Kracher Trockenbeerenauslese Nummer 3 Zweigelt Nouvelle Vague 2015 [375 mL HALF-BOTTLE] (Austria) - [WE 97] [VM 96] [JS 95] [WA 94]

Kracher Trockenbeerenauslese Nummer 3 Zweigelt Nouvelle Vague 2015 [375 mL HALF-BOTTLE]
(Austria) - [WE 97] [VM 96] [JS 95] [WA 94]

Regular price $90.00 Sale price $59.99 Save $30.01

WE97 VM96 JS95 WA94
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Notes from the Winemaker:
The wines from the Weinlaubenhof have long been in a class of their own. Practically no other sweet wines have reached such a high level of recognition worldwide and only a few have come close to the high

Ratings & Reviews

97 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Szechuan pepper, cold smoke and autumn leaves on the nose lead onto a lusciously sweet palate of baked plum. This is viscous and fluid, rich and brooding, with echoes of molasses and maple syrup but something hauntingly peppery and hotly shimmering in the background. Pepper and plum dominate the finish of this most unusual Zweigelt TBA. Drink until 2040, at least."  - Anne Krebiehl, MW (12/1/2018)

96 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2015 Zweigelt TBA (Nummer 3) is one of the most exotic wines I have ever tasted from Gerhard Kracher. Brown sugar, cinnamon, cedar, spice, molasses and sweet pipe tobacco give the wine striking layers of dimension. Intense in its aromatics and flavors, the 2015 manages to also retain a sense of lightness. Today, it is utterly beguiling." - Antonio Galloni (Oct 2020)

95 Points - James Suckling:
"Quite port-like, this reddish TBA has about half the alcoholic content of the Douro original. A rich and supple wine with moderate sweetness for this category thats neither truly red nor white, but has a very appealing balance through the long, elegant finish. Drink or hold." - James Suckling (Oct 9, 2018)

94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Fermented and aged for 16 months in new barriques, the Trockenbeerenauslese No 3 Zweigelt Nouvelle Vague has a dark cherry color and delivers beautifully warm and toasted ripe plum and red berry aromas to the slightly smoky nose. This is a very elegant and finessed TBA with remarkable balance. The tannins are very fine, while the finish is very long and elegant. Orange zest gives a beautiful bitterness in the aftertaste. The sweetness of 208 grams of residual sugar is perfectly integrated, and provides a splendid roundness. Like the Rosenmuskateller, the Zweigelt also comes along with Christmas flavors."- Stephan Reinhardt (Jan 2018)