Müller-Catoir Riesling Kabinett Trocken Pfalz 2011

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Pink grapefruit on the nose. Truly surprisingly dark flavors with slight mint and grapefruit zest had been dipped in dark chocolate. Rich and vivacious! some floral notes and melon. Complex, ever-evolving and simply fantastic! Great mineral, acidity and sweetness all balanced harmoniously. - Tasted at Marché Bacchus 5/15/10

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Surprisingly flavoursome; full-bodied and very racy, rich in extract and with a fruity acidity structure. All wines are made from grapes from the winery's own vineyards. The harvest is limited through restrictive vine pruning in the winter, supplemented by partial removal of grapes in the summer. Soil is given meticulous care (mostly permanent green cover) and there is selective hand-picking of... Read more
Surprisingly flavoursome; full-bodied and very racy, rich in extract and with a fruity acidity structure. All wines are made from grapes from the winery's own vineyards. The harvest is limited through restrictive vine pruning in the winter, supplemented by partial removal of grapes in the summer. Soil is given meticulous care (mostly permanent green cover) and there is selective hand-picking of very small grape quantities without use of a combine-harvester. The result of these methods are high extract figures, ripe acidity and a definitive character for each variety, making even small vintages full-bodied and top-class. Since grapes are always harvested extremely late on this estate, the musts are cold when they arrive in the cellar and so ferment slowly without any interference. After racking to remove yeast, wines are not touched again until they are filled into bottles. During bottled storage, these non-moved wines usually precipitate tartrate crystals and may sparkle slightly. So it is advisable to keep them at a temperature of 10-12° C for at least two hours before opening, to pull corks carefully and then leave the bottles open for a while so that their full bouquet can develop. Read less

Member Reviews for Müller-Catoir Riesling Kabinett Trocken Pfalz

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 05/16/2010

Pink grapefruit on the nose. Truly surprisingly dark flavors with slight mint and grapefruit zest had been dipped in dark chocolate. Rich and vivacious! some floral notes and melon. Complex, ever-evolving and simply fantastic! Great mineral, acidity and sweetness all balanced harmoniously. - Tasted at Marché Bacchus 5/15/10


Snooth User: Sovereign89
37896147
5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 01/10/2008

Best Riesling tasted yet.


Snooth User: mrsbam
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 08/08/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Sovereign89
37896147
5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 02/09/2008

A wonderful wine. Pefect drinking now. Will improve and mature for at least another 10 years.


External Reviews for Müller-Catoir Riesling Kabinett Trocken Pfalz

External Review
Vintage: 2009 03/24/2011

Winemaker Martin Franzen is coming into his own after beginning at Müller-Catoir with big shoes to fill. He’s taking things in stride and creating some real gems, like this mineral laden Riesling. It’s bold, dry yet delicate and with complexity that charms.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 09/18/2010

Lusciously ripe and possessed of an almost mind-numbing clarity, this exceptionally brilliant spätlese--harvested from vines planted atop a fragile deposit of löss and loam--will send ecstatic shivers down your spine.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/29/2011

This viscous and unapologetically confectionary Rieslaner is a harvest of glazed pineapple, butterscotch and waves of eucalyptus heightened by a brightly citric palate. The evolution over the next 20-25 years will be almost unimaginable.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 11/14/2009

Riotously blossomy exotic fragrance (plum blossom, allspice) and a tangy juicy spicy palate; very silky texture.


External Review
Source: Vintners Cru
Vintage: 2008 12/23/2014

Picked out - in part berry-by-berry - over the range of this large site, the Muller-Catoir 2008 Haardter Burgergarten Riesling Auslese features Persian melon and quince preserves with lily and heliotrope perfume and a hint of yeastiness; seems to levitate on the palate while supplying a boundless, creamy, indescribably luscious source of honey, fruit preserves, nut oils, and liquid floral perfume; and finishes with soothing, caramel-tinged richness and stimulating hints of peach kernel and salt. You won't encounter a much more complex and ethereal yet at the same time seductively rich Riesling than this, even in a vintage that favors the possibility. I'd plan on savoring this impeccably-balanced and by no means sugar-dominated Auslese over the next 30 years. Wine Advocate, #187 Feb 2010, David Schildknecht


External Review
Source: Vintners Cru
Vintage: 2007 12/23/2014

Continuing with the simplification of labeling - but in this instance no cross-vineyard blending, as the wine comes entirely from the Eselshaut - Muller-Catoir has rendered a 2007 Mussbacher Riesling Kabinett that is positively gaudy. Scents and flavors of mango, peach, musk melon, talcum, and honey are backed by a considerable measure of sheer sweetness. An opulent yet not at all heavy palate display leads to a lasting finish from which one might, however, ask for just a bit more juiciness. This should keep well for at least 8-10 years, and perhaps be even more satisfying after its baby fat and superficial sweetness tone down a bit. eRobertParker.com , # 185 Oct 2009, David Schildknecht


External Review
Source: Vintners Cru
Vintage: 2007 12/23/2014

Scents of orange blossom and heliotrope waft from the glass of Muller-Catoir 2007 Haardter Burgergarten Riesling Spatlese, leading to a palate impression akin to sucking on a vanilla-tinged, honey-drenched orange creamsicle. Yet for all of its confectionary aspects and creaminess of texture, this pure, polished wine harbors offsetting refreshment and savory, saline mineral suggestions. Hints of black tea, mint, and licorice add to the allure of a finish with lift, delicacy, and memorably soothing length. There is more than a little Mosel-like here, which one could understandably see as an extension of Franzen's heritage. This should be worth revisiting over the course of two decades. eRobertParker.com , # 185 Oct 2009, David Schildknecht


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