The Chardonnay came in at number 9 with the 2002 vintage, the last time Kracher released a full range of TBAs (2003 was too dry for botrytis). So it's fascinating to see how the acidity of great sweet 2004s is present in a wine that is beautifully balanced. It has vanilla, caramel and ripe peach flavors; beautifully fresh and very pure.
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