Kracher's fame rests on the series of cuvées he makes, which increases in intensity the higher the number. In 2003, the series was broken because of the dry year and the lack of botrytis, and only one wine was made. It certainly has exceptional power from the heat of the year, with raisins as much as botrytis on the palate, and relatively low acidity.
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.