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Isn't Schwarze Katz (black cat) wine supposed to be awful?

Chinon00 Jun 3, 2013 10:59 AM

I tasted a Riesling yesterday at a wine bar and really liked it. Brilliant acidity and fruit. I checked the label and it's a 2012 Zeller Schwarze Katz Mosel. My reaction to seeing "black cat" was that "these wines aren't supposed to be good right?"
Has black cat changed or was this just a misconception?

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  1. penthouse pup RE: Chinon00 Jun 3, 2013 11:52 AM

    The warmer vintages in the Mosel combined with improved wine-making even at the lower end probably has something to do with its decent showing. Truth be told, 35-40 years ago, I had the Black Cat and Liebfraumilch occasionally (with Indian food) and don't recall gagging--they were and probably are still sweet but palatable mass produced wines...

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      zin1953 RE: Chinon00 Jun 3, 2013 12:47 PM

      Might not have even been a Riesling, the wine can also be made from other varieties including Müller-Thurgau.

      Doesn't mean it can't be good, though . . . .

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