This second Chardonnay in the Kracher 2001 TBAs may be the less successful than Nummer 7, but it is still impressive, concentrated, with intense liquorous flavors. The layers of toast in this wine - which Kracher describes as ìNouvelle Vagueî, new wave, are perhaps too dominant for the other elements in the wine.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.