Scharzhofberger, Riesling, Auslese
Egon Müller

Scharzhofberger, Riesling, Auslese,

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vintage

Egon Müller, Scharzhofberger, Riesling, Auslese, 2018

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Egon Müller, Scharzhofberger, Riesling, Auslese, 2018
Maturity:
Keep/Drink
ABV:
8.5%
93/100
David Schildknecht, Vinous
White peach and white currant in jellied form are wreathed in thyme and mint and accompanied by a whiff of raw mushroom on an enticing nose and a glossy, faintly oily palate. Prominent sweetness is checked by an influx of fresh citrus, along with mouthwatering salinity. The vibrantly persistent finish introduces nippy aspects of green herbs as well as of botrytis spice. Like its counterpart from the Braune Kupp, this will need time to reveal its full stature.
Date Reviewed:
07/2020

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Germany
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Egon Müller

Egon Müller

The Scharzhofberger is certainly a German ‘Grand Cru’ and probably a fi rst growth at that. Its greatest manipulant is Egon Müller who resides in Scharzhof, the Manor House at the foot of the Scharzhofberg. Unquestionably, his wines are age-worthy, balanced and very moreish showing off their combination of smoke, slate and citrus flavours evenly interspersed with luscious droplets of honey. Egon also runs Le Gallais Estate comprising the fi rst class Braune Kupp vineyard north of Wiltingen. Egon’s wines are classically made, benchmark examples of Saar Riesling and are probably some of the world’s fi nest, long lived and aristocratic wines.

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