2016 Muller-Catoir Haardter Herzog Rieslaner Auslese

Rieslaner - 375ML
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jamessuckling.com, November 2017

A super-elegant Auslese with stunning mango aromas. If you're not afraid of acidity then this wine will light your fire. Stunning brilliance at the very long straight finish. Drink or hold a long as you like. Very limited...
VN 93

Vinous, June 2018

Any green, fully juicy Rieslaner berries that remained in the Herzog by the time picking commenced in the third week of October informed this Auslese, but it also incorporates a lot of fruit air-desiccated in a fashion...


Color & Type White
Varietal Rieslaner
Country Germany
Region Pfalz
Sub-region Haardt an der Weinstrabe
Appellation Herzog
Vintage 2016
Size 375ML
Percent alcohol 11%
Closure Cork

Introducing the 2016 Muller-Catoir Haardter Herzog Rieslaner Auslese from Germany's Pfalz region. This exquisite white wine is a true gem, showcasing the exceptional craftsmanship of the renowned Muller-Catoir winery. With its elegant presentation and enticing flavors, this Rieslaner is sure to captivate even the most discerning wine enthusiasts.

In the glass, this wine displays a radiant golden hue, reminiscent of a glowing sunset. The aromas that waft from the glass are simply mesmerizing. James Suckling, a trusted wine critic, describes the nose as having stunning mango aromas that are sure to ignite your senses. The tropical fruit notes are vibrant and enticing, creating an irresistible allure.

On the palate, the 2016 Muller-Catoir Haardter Herzog Rieslaner Auslese continues to impress. It offers a symphony of flavors that dance across the taste buds, showcasing the wine's impeccable balance. The acidity is bold, adding a refreshing zing to the palate. This wine is not for the faint of heart, as it demands attention and appreciation for its complexity.

With each sip, the flavors unfold, revealing layers of singed, caramelized pineapple, lychee, white raisin, crystallized ginger, nutmeg, and a hint of ocean spray. The combination is nothing short of remarkable, showcasing the depth and richness that this wine possesses. Despite its prominent sweetness, the finish remains invigorating and mouthwatering, leaving a lasting impression.

The 2016 Muller-Catoir Haardter Herzog Rieslaner Auslese is a rare gem, with very limited production. Its exceptional quality and stunning brilliance make it a wine worthy of your cellar. Whether you choose to enjoy it now or let it age gracefully, this wine promises to deliver an unforgettable experience. Cheers to Muller-Catoir for crafting such a remarkable wine that showcases the true potential of Rieslaner in the Pfalz region.