White - Sweet/Dessert

1998 Müller-Catoir Mußbacher Eselshaut Riesling Eiswein


  • Germany
  • Pfalz
Drink between 2013 - 2032 (Edit)
CT93.7 28 reviews
Label borrowed from 1996
Label borrowed from 1995
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Community Tasting Notes 28

  • Duncan H Likes this wine: 95 points

    July 27, 2019 - Amazing - and another contender for my wine of the year! And held up very well (and perhaps edged it) next to a 1998 Climens.

    Wonderfully despite its age. Vibrant citrus fruit on the nose and a rich, full palate with balancing acidity. A real treat. Will probably keep but I'll be drinking my other bottle of this soon.

  • Duncan H wrote: flawed

    March 17, 2019 - Completely gone. Treacly in a colour with a mean palate. The cork had sunk a bit so this was probably badly oxidised. A real shame given how well this wine is still showing according to everyone else's tasting notes!

  • salil wrote: 96 points

    December 28, 2018 - Birthday drinks (Indianapolis, IN): Another awesome showing. Piercing, high toned aromatics with those wild ginger and horseradishy spicy Eiswein notes around a core of intensely ripe, clean citrus and tropical fruits and honey. In true HGS style, the acidity here is off the charts and as usual perfectly balances the ridiculously high level of sweetness. Brilliant.

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  • salil wrote: 97 points

    November 21, 2018 - Fucking incredible. The best showing I've had from this wine yet - this is a fireworks display of incredibly bright, ripe tropical fruits and Meyer lemons, honey, and high toned horseradish and gingery spice. I don't have words to convey the level of intensity and lightness here - it's a high wire balancing act of incredible sweetness and almost searing acidity, and somehow it works as a spectacularly well balanced Riesling with a finish that goes on endlessly. Glad I have a couple more.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • fc1910 wrote: 86 points

    April 14, 2018 - Riesling SWAG (Restaurant Vlet, Hometown, Hamburg): Next off dry Riesling, quite dark brownish colour for a wine of "only" twenty years of age, so this glass is nutty, caramel, somehow roasty, dried tropical fruit, but only in the background, very tight and conce trated on the midpalate, ending very long with a razor blade demanding acidity, so this one is lacking harmony and therefore not that charming, in this condition drink up!

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2009, Issue #21, The Magic of Bottle Age : Recently Tasted Mature Wines

    (Mussbacher Eselshaut Riesling Eiswein AP #22- Weingut Müller-Catoir) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    7/1/2008 (link)

    (Müller-Catoir, Mussbacher Eselshaut Riesling Eiswein Pfalz White) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By David Schildknecht
    January/February 2000, IWC Issue #88 (link)

    (Muller-Catoir Mussbacher Eselshaut Rieslaner Eiswein) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • Type White - Sweet/Dessert
  • Producer Müller-Catoir
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Eiswein
  • Vineyard Mußbacher Eselshaut
  • Country Germany
  • Region Pfalz
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (1%)
  • In Cellars 109 (68%)
  • Consumed 50 (31%)

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