2004 Muller-Catoir Gimmeldinger Schlossel Rieslaner Beerenauslese [RP-98pts]


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Ratings & Tasting notes:

98 points Wine Advocate

The 2004 Gimmeldinger Schlossel Rieslaner Beerenauslese smelled of peach and gooseberry jam augmented by black tea, honey and smoke. The palate impression was similarly Eszencia-like in its creamy, nearly gelatinous viscosity, ethereal high toned inner-mouth aromas, and apricot and peach preserve intensity. If you have to fall on your sword, what a way to go. This offers a rapier thrust of finishing fruit swathed in a thick creamy envelope. Peach jam, dark resinous honey, citrus rind, black tea, caramelized apricot, and complex, nameless esters reverberate in the hereafter. It was, I suppose, inevitable that Rieslaner would be tried out in the estate’s most famous vineyard, and the parcel is adjacent to the Aspen, so there is a regular breeze to accentuate this variety’s proclivity to spontaneously pucker. (DS)  (10/2005)

94 points Int’l Wine Cellar

Quite smoky on the nose, with aromas of caramelized peach, acacia honey and lemon oil wafting over spicy botrytis. Viscous and intensely flavored, with bright pit fruits and tantalizing minerality imploding on the palate. The complex, resinous finish is keep alive by sweet herbs, lime zest and nut oil. (JBP)  (1/2006)

Bottle Size:

375 mL – half bottle

Storage History:

Stored in a climate controlled cellar on its side in the dark at 55 degrees F and 60% humidity since purchase.


Excellent condition.
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