De Muller

Delfino Vineyards

Süßerwein Umpqua Valley Müller Thurgau 2018

Out at Delfino’s today listening to John & Nick...scores us a bottle of this sweet Muller Thurgau on this hot August afternoon! Sweet! 😀 — 14 days ago

Domaine Charles Muller & Fils

Argentoratum Alsace Riesling Blend

Crisp sweetness / pear and some light spice. 🌞 — a month ago


Mandelring Dry Scheurebe

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 months ago

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Les Pusses De Muller

Priorat Merlot Syrah 2013

I liked this one too — 6 days ago

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Vinařství Dva duby

Divide Cuvée Dolni Kounice White Blend 2015

Interesting blend of gruner and muller thurgau. The muller thurgau dominates here with sharp tones of apricot, citrus and lemongrass. Refreshing and tasty — a month ago

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Egon Müller

Scharzhofberger Kabinett Riesling 2011

Wonderful Muller nose combining freshness and complexity . The fruit salad and citrus aromas grab your head and forces your nose into the glass.
On the palate sweetness and acid do not fight for attention but instead dance the tango on your tongue.
— 2 months ago

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From Mosel Fine Wines report I received today:

“Egon Müller is quite satisfied with his 2018 vintage: “I’m particularly relieved that 2018 yielded on both the quantity and quality front. I didn’t want to start my harvest too early. I felt that the acidity was still somewhat unripe in mid-September. We started on September 24. We did quite some selections in this vintage, actually every single day, as botrytis did not develop widely. But there were always here and there pockets of botrytis development. We were able to bring in two different TBAs, one which we were able to pick 8-9 days after the start and one at the end of the harvest, which we completed on October 20. The wines have a low pH, which gives them a superbly freshness despite the slightly lower acidity levels than in recent vintages. 2018 reminds me a lot our 2011 vintage, although I find that the 2018 wines have more freshness overall.”

A Schafer Graach Himmelreich Kabinett 2011 last night did not have the snap I prefer. Good wine, but not excellent. I am told by a friend who imports a bunch of German Estates himself that ‘18 is ripe. It may have broad appeal, but will arguably not be seen as classic.
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@Web Bond Downloaded my Issue this morning and it was going to be my bedtime reading😀. I’m not surprised he thinks ‘18 shows better than ‘11. The ‘11’s are already sold.
I recently attended a Terry Theise estate tasting and was not blown away by any 2018 I tasted. I think the phrase you utilized is the best way to describe my experience , “good wines but not excellent”
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Touché regarding ‘11s being sold.

Manni Nössing

Eisacktaler Kerner 2014

Last week, I sat for three hours with Manni Nossing in his home and tasted through Kerners, Sylvaners, Gruners, and Muller Thurgous dating back to 2014 and through to the 2018s (set to bottle the next day). Manni has a style. Always crisp and green and even when fruit peeks through, it’s usually lean sour grapefruit and firm apricots. He is a mumbling jolly gentle giant with a great sense of humor. This 2014 Kerner was my favorite we tasted and he let me take the bottle for dinner that night. It has mysterious green herbal notes and high acid. Silver green lining, thyme, and lime. — 4 days ago

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Jason Brater

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Sounds like a great experience!
Ely Cohn

Ely Cohn

@Jason Brater was amazing - quintarelli, foradori, manni nossing, wassererhoff. Bolzano is the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen. Must visit!
Jay Kline

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@Ely Cohn awesome! I had the 2014 a couple of years back and thought it was really good. What an experience!

De Muller

Tarragona Dulce Anejo

1954 - unbelievably good, paired with hamachi tartar w/umami, caviar. Heaven. — 2 months ago

Georg Gustav Huff

Muller-Thurgau Dry 2017

Crisp, honeysuckle, and a tinge of funk. A sophisticated take on this grape — 3 months ago