Kracherís barrel-fermented 2003 essence of Welschriesling, Scheurebe and Pinot Gris, smells of sultanas, truffles, musk, butterscotch and honey. The
thick, satiny palate impression is not the least bit heavy due to the wineís high acidity and low alcohol. The desiccated fruit is clear and pure, with alluring accents of brown spices and resin. As for the novel-length finish, it
practically snaps to attention with vivid citricity allied to apple jelly and white raisin. Only trouble is, you canít read this novel yet, all you know is it has a thousand pages. (And it took a lot of fining to get this into the bottle.) How about we revisit in 15 years, suggests Kracher.