Rose gold in color, this is the first in the series of 12 TBAs from Kracher. It is light and fresh, and spicy as well as sweet. There is a perfumed character along with a touch of tannin framing the rich, honeyed texture. It needs some aging—although not much—so drink from 2015.
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