Skip to main content

Müller-Catoir 16 Haardt Muskateller Trocken

$21.00 750ML

Case price: $252.00

Additional savings for Sybarite members only!
Member Case Price: $201.60

SKU: 4295
Year: 2016
Variety: Muscat/Moscatel (dry)
Grape: Muskateller
Region: Germany, Pfalz
About This Wine

"Pennyroyal, basil, peppermint, bay laurel and lemon zest on the nose anticipate this wine’s pungent and piquant yet cooling performance on a palpably dense yet lightly waxy palate. The superbly sustained finish remains generously juicy as well as invigoratingly pungent, piquant and incisive, while adding a saliva-liberating dose of marine mineral salts. I’m confident that this wine will give pleasure – to some of us Muskateller fans, anyway – for longer than a decade, but I placed a 10-year cap on my cellaring prognosis based on how long it is likely to remain the juicy, bracing sort of wine you might sip on its own as an aperitif. “The berries [of Muskateller] have to retain their spring and elasticity at picking,” observed Franzen, “otherwise you don’t get this combination of invigoration and juiciness.” Having applauded the VDP’s willingness to accede to a site-specific bottling from Scheurebe, I suspect – though Franzen did not directly confirm this – that the organization’s unwillingness to extend the same charity and bring comparable empirical evidence to bear on Muskateller is a prime reason why we don’t have a Bürgergarten bottling this vintage. But never mind; for decades there was only a single bottling of Müller-Catoir Muskateller; all of the grapes come from the Bürgergarten; and the present instantiation profoundly and delightfully perpetuates that proud tradition." (DS)—<i>Vinous, </i>June 2018 (rating: 92)

You May Also Like
Intense golden straw yellow, this wine has a characteristic and fragrant bouquet typical of the Moscato grape. The palate is sweet and aromatic. ...

Donna Isabella Moscato 

$9.99 750ML

Per Case: $119.88
Member Case Price: $95.90
"Intense moscatel aroma, orange flower, citrus, tea and raisins. In the mouth, the fruit is intense; it is a full-bodied wine, with sweet and sour sensations, and a long and persistent ...

Bacalhôa 14 Moscatel de Setúbal

$11.99 750ML

Per Case: $143.88
Member Case Price: $115.10
RS: 1.5% "Elegant floral aromas of rose petals and white flowers are immediate, followed by tropical fruit such as passion fruit, pineapple, papaya and lychee. Ripe cantaloupe comes through as the ...

Heron Hill 12 Muscat

$14.99 750ML

Per Case: $179.88
Member Case Price: $143.90