Opened by mistake, thought it was one of two ice wines but it's the only TBA, from wgbh set of three. Unbelievable dark amber color with a viscous sheen that sets it apart from any look alikes. Layers of tropical fruits and floral notes peel off insistently but graciously, happy to just keep sniffing all night. On the palate first a burst of sweet acids if there is such a thing and then a lively dancing texture and slowly fading finish. Older Fred Astaire showing off his effortless elegance and style. Remarkably stayed the same over several days and even alin half small bottle over two days. Really too bad this is it and no sharing. — 2 months ago
2017 vintage. Concentrated fruit flavors of apricot nectar, perfectly ripe peaches, mango, pineapple, lychee, a little green banana skin, jasmine, a saffron note. Definite sweetness, but the acid comes through and delivers a very long finish. — 2 years ago
My wife loves this wine — 7 months ago
This was trockenbeerenauslese really unctuous and long. Roasted apricot. Nectar. — a year ago
2017 vintage, amazing wine. — 2 years ago
2016 vintage. Very tropical. Brûleed pineapple, baked yellow apple, quince paste, banana, fried plantain, honeysuckle, prendre blossom, white lokum, yellow papaya. Good sweetness-acid balance, though a touch less acid than a lot of Riesling equivalents. — 2 years ago
2015 vintage. A bit sweeter than expected. Lovely — a year ago
GP in the blind, "Exotic aromatics, racy, juicy, salty. Could it be scheu?" Great job, GP!
I'm gonna give it a win for me on producer, even though I totally forgot the name "Muller-Catoir". Instead, I described the estate - in the Pfalz, famed for its wildcard varieties, especially rieslaner and scheu, and KP started making rieslaner and scheu because Julia fell in love with the varieties while interning there.
I guess it wasn't a hard guess once the variety was revealed - mainly by method of elimination since hardly any scheu enters Australia, short of the occasional Keller, and none of KP's 17' scheu got in. I think like KP, Muller-Catoir really nailed the 17' scheu trocken. Juicy, dense, spicy, and super energetic. So delicious right now, but I reckon it'll stand the test of time. — 2 years ago