Late-harvest Rieslings (and brethren) are some of the most ethereal, lush and sweet dessert wines in the world. With golden hues and viscous, mouthfilling textures, the rarest of these wines carry monikers such as beerenauslese (BA) and trockenbeerenauslese (TBA), which denote how late the grapes were picked and the level of fruit concentration. Their finishes are long and sumptuous, and their honey, cream, butterscotch and white fruit flavors are the perfect finale to an evening's meal. Wine Spectator's Kim Marcus explains.
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