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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

2006 Moselland Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Erzeugerabfüllung Riesling Qualitatswein

Ah yes, the beloved cat bottle. This was $11 at World Market. What's interesting is that this appears to be a different wine than our previous cat wine. German bottles are known as being somewhat confusing, but this has no mention of Zeller as there was last time.

A fairly simple nose – some grapefruit notes for the most part.

More white grapefruit on the palate – quite acidic and a bit of sweetness makes this a fairly balanced though somewhat one-dimensional wine.

The finish is more of the same – grapefruit and lingering acid which makes the mouth water.

While not bad, at $11 for a 500ml bottle, it's hardly a good buy. There's nothing here to dislike – it's fine, but you're absolutely buying the bottle more than the wine.

Wine: 6
Value: No – unless you have a use for the bottle or are buying it as a gift for a cat lover.

8 comments:

Tony said...

I found all the colors at Winebuys.com/catbottlewine.html

Jocelyne said...

Does anyone have a list of all the colours and dates of release for the cat-chaped wine bottle?

thewineauxs said...

They do seem to be released each year, but I don't know when. The link on Tony's comment seems to have a photo with every color - there's quite a few.

Tony said...

They don't have a specific date for color release that I'm privy to. I will try and talk to the Winemaker and attain specific dates for new releases. Keep checking on winebuys.com because if a new cat bottle comes out they post it on there website.

clink clink,

Tony

Jocelyne said...

Through surfing the net, I have a list of approximately 30 different colours and I am not sure that it is complete.

I am hoping that someone has a link to the winery and I could compile an 'official' list.

Tony said...

Jocelyne,

Here is a link to the winery, although it's not very informative.

http://www.moselland.de/index.php?id=2&L=1

and Yes there are about 30 but some of those were very limited production, and not imported into the US.

Cheers,

Tony

Jocelyne said...

Thank you so much Tony.

I have just sent them an email requesting a list.

Hopefully, they will get back to me.
Jocelyne

Tony said...

Here is a coupon for Winebuys.com

BILL5

This gives you 5% off your total purchase.

Cheers,

Tony