DUE IN: SUMMER 2017
"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)
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
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