Egon Müller Scharzhof Riesling QbA - Wineseeker
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Egon Müller Scharzhof Riesling QbA

From the region of Mosel, Germany. “Scharzhof” is made utilizing grapes from Müller’s Saarburg and Wawern vineyards, and from the Wiltinger Braunfels and Wiltinger Kupp vineyards. This wine is a sterling introduction to Riesling and to the Egon Müller range.

Egon Müller are widely recognised as amongst the very best in Germany today. He has just under 8 hectares of vines in the world-famous Scharzhofberg vineyard, which includes 3 hectares of ungrafted Riesling vines from the 19th century.

Grapes are hand-harvested and then pressed without any skin contact before being fermented in large, 1000 litre oak casks in the natural, cool and deep cellars. The wines are usually bottled 6 months later.

Region
  • Germany
Style
  • White Wine
Varietal
  • Riesling

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Wine Enthusiast Author: Anna Lee  93 points

  • Date: Friday, May 4, 2018
    Stark, electric acidity bolsters this intensely steely yet deeply fruity off-dry Riesling. It's a cutting, spine tingling wine pulsating with staccato hits of white grapefruit, stone fruit and citrus flavors. The finish is gossamer and sheer yet endless.
  • Score: 90 Points

    Vinous Author: David Schildknecht  90 Points
    Date: Friday, April 6, 2018
    Penetrating aromas and bright juiciness of apple and lemon are reinforced in their invigorating effect by the pungency and bite of raw ginger as well as a nettle-like prickle. An impression of wet stone also runs from the nose through the polished, delicate but concentrated midpalate. A luscious infusion of fresh apricot and a saliva-liberating lacing of mineral salts add appeal to an animating finish and render the next sip irresistible. I cant recall having tasted a more impressive Scharzhof bottling, a fact that might well be directly related to the major crop losses suffered this year in Saarburg (and to a lesser extent Wiltingen), whence this cuve is sourced. But as Veronika Lintner points out, some of this wines delightful sense of levity can be laid at the door of lower must weights, offering yet another example of how, inexplicably, crop loss this year to peronospora seldom resulted in prematurely elevated Oechsle. I wouldnt hesitate to cellar some of this.
  • Score: 91 Points

    JamesSuckling.com Author: James Suckling 91 Points
    Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
    Super-fresh, wild herbal and berry nose. Very pure and racy with a lot of drive. Tastes drier and lighter than the 2015, but this is another classic example of the house style. Drink any time during the next five years.
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    Reviews

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Anna Lee  93 points

  • Date: Friday, May 4, 2018
    Stark, electric acidity bolsters this intensely steely yet deeply fruity off-dry Riesling. It's a cutting, spine tingling wine pulsating with staccato hits of white grapefruit, stone fruit and citrus flavors. The finish is gossamer and sheer yet endless.
  • Score: 90 Points

    Vinous Author: David Schildknecht  90 Points
    Date: Friday, April 6, 2018
    Penetrating aromas and bright juiciness of apple and lemon are reinforced in their invigorating effect by the pungency and bite of raw ginger as well as a nettle-like prickle. An impression of wet stone also runs from the nose through the polished, delicate but concentrated midpalate. A luscious infusion of fresh apricot and a saliva-liberating lacing of mineral salts add appeal to an animating finish and render the next sip irresistible. I cant recall having tasted a more impressive Scharzhof bottling, a fact that might well be directly related to the major crop losses suffered this year in Saarburg (and to a lesser extent Wiltingen), whence this cuve is sourced. But as Veronika Lintner points out, some of this wines delightful sense of levity can be laid at the door of lower must weights, offering yet another example of how, inexplicably, crop loss this year to peronospora seldom resulted in prematurely elevated Oechsle. I wouldnt hesitate to cellar some of this.
  • Score: 91 Points

    JamesSuckling.com Author: James Suckling 91 Points
    Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
    Super-fresh, wild herbal and berry nose. Very pure and racy with a lot of drive. Tastes drier and lighter than the 2015, but this is another classic example of the house style. Drink any time during the next five years.
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