2003 Muller-Catoir Haardter Bürgergarten Rieslaner Beerenauslese (375ml) (Previously $125.00)

SKU #1012937

92+ points Pierre Rovani writing for the Wine Advocate: "...a wonderful late harvest wine fashioned from Rieslaner, a cross of Riesling and Sylvaner. Sweet herbal teas, botrytis and passion fruit are found in its boisterous aromatics. Light to medium-bodied and dense, its thick (almost unctous) character offers carmelized bananas, mango puree, and papaya jam flavors. While numerous 2003 late harvest Rieslings are cloying, this wine, made from a high acid varietal, retains enough freshness to provide balance and a a lengthy, pure finish. Anticipated maturity: now-2030." (12/04) "Be discreet; this pleasure is illegal in many states and territories . . . scrupulous varietality with this degree of concentration is rare-this is a Zeus of Rieslaner, has maintained its shape even as it grows to omniscient proportion, and the almost refreshing wintergreen shimmer on the finish is just mind-boggling. Sell your car to pay for this wine if you have to. +++ " Terry Theise, Importer SOS: 4 (between twelve and twenty-eight years)

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

Germany

- Thanks to a recent string of excellent vintages and to the reemergence of Germany onto the international wine writing scene, this is a country that's hot, hot, hot! Germany is divided into 13 wine Region and produces a very wide variety of wine styles, from incredibly high-acid, dry wines to some of the sweetest, most unctuous concoctions on the planet and even a few surprisingly hearty reds. Most of the highest-quality wines are grown on steep banks along the rivers in these Region. Small vineyards are still mostly hand tended and picked, due to the difficult nature of mechanization on these slopes. White wine production accounts for nearly 80% of the total with Riesling being the most important varietal, though Muller-Thurgau is still more widely planted. Click for a list of bestselling items from Germany.
Sub-Region:

Pfalz