Another remarkable wine from Muller-Catoir and is certainly the best release we have seen. For all the ripe apricot, peach pear, that is a remarkable elegance and finesse that defines this great vintage. Medium bodied, with an almost claret like poise. Dusting of fresh herbs and gentle spice, with an almost pithy close. Silken in texture, all the elements are wrapped together, not to tight, and are beautifully integrated. This is drinking well now, but the long carry and perfect balance suggest a very long future. Waters Wine Co
Still very youthful and a little closed, this is so deep and cool, almost dark, in spite of the fresh-pineapple and fresh herb notes. Stunning concentration and finesse for a village wine. Simultaneously silky and very long finish and mineral. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold. 95 points – Stuart Pigott, jamessuckling.com
Dry. Organic. With Müller-Catoir’s Haardt Riesling, we hit the ‘village’ level of the German VDP classification. As in Burgundy, these commune-level wines can incorporate fruit from several sites, including declassified fruit from classified vineyards. Müller-Catoir’s version includes young-vine material from the legendary Grosses Gewächs-rated Bürgergarten vineyard and the classified sites of Herzog, Mandelring and Herrenletten.
The fruit was slowly crushed, allowing for some skin contact, and raised in steel tank, resulting in a wine of terrific depth and racy, salty/mineral personality. Dripping with wet stone, pear nectar, fresh lime, and juicy mandarin, it’s a beautifully textured Riesling, nimbly dancing a tightrope between exoticism and classic mineral freshness and tension. Despite its mouth-coating texture, it remains remarkably light on its feet; a wine of poise and distinction.
Out of stockProducer: Muller-Catoir