2015 Muller-Catoir Haardter Burgergaarten Breumel In Den Mauern Riesling Trocken Grosses Gewachs

Year: 2015
Appellation: Pfalz
Country: Germany
Wine Advocate: 95
James Suckling: 95
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
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$36.95

"The 2015 Riesling Trocken Haardter Bürgergarten Im Breumel VDP Grosse Lage offers a beautifully pure and stony bouquet of bright yellow fruits and lemon aromas, and comes along almost like a perfume. On the palate, this is a highly elegant and well-balanced Riesling cru with a compact and mineral structure, great finesse and a very persistent salinity in the finish. The wine reveals a well-dosed power and concentration, as well as a great elegance and harmony. It should be aged for at least five years.

With the 2015 vintage, Müller-Catoir has bottled another excellent collection. The dry wines are probably the best ever produced here and if you still have no relation with Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc), Müller-Catoir's oak and malolactic-free bottlings could be a welcome chance to change any pre-judgements. The sweet wines are already famous and the 2015s are excellent arguments for this fame." (WA)

"The diamond-bright nose of enormous freshness announces a seriously elegant wine of understated sophistication. The delicate citrus and herbal flavors will expand considerably with a year or two's more ageing, but this already has a finesse that makes it stand out in the strong field of the 2015 riesling GGs from the Pfalz. The very long and subtle finish only confirms that." (JS)

Winery Notes:
Markedly more accessible this year in its youth, and again toasty and crusty; ginger and meyer lemon and (even!) white pepper lead into a lavishly mineral fragrance; the palate is an exegesis of mineral, strong and generous albeit portraying an entire quarry of rock-crush. It satisfies every demand of Important Wine, but don’t approach it looking for flowers or fruits. — Terry Theise