Egon Muller Riesling Auslese Scharzhofberger 2017

$699.00

The 2017 Scharzhofberger Auslese was harvested at a full 120° Oechsle. T It proves gorgeously smooth and elegant on the hugely focused and delicately playful palate, where layers upon layers of vibrant exotic and orchard fruits mingle with zesty acidity and mineral elements. The finish is smooth, delicately creamy, yet also superbly vibrant and long. This Auslese will please lovers of very pure and refined expressions of noble-sweet Riesling. 2027-2054

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Professional Reviews

Antonio Galloni

AG 94
"While this Auslese harbors marginally less acidity than its Spätlese counterpart, there is a blazingly bright, invigorating, almost severe sense of grapefruit, pineapple and lemon concentrates, along with piquancy of zests and seeds that engenders a near-indelible palate impression. The wine’s citricity is beautifully complemented by creamy-richness of texture as well as by flavors of quince preserves, white peach syrup and white raisin. A vibrantly sustained finish is at once invigoratingly tangy and envelopingly rich." -Vinous

Robert Parker

RP 98
"Egon Müller's 2017 Scharzhofberger Auslese (AP #7) offers fascinating crunchy, perfectly ripe, almost oily Riesling and dark slate aromas with some iron and herbal notes. This nose represents perfect ripeness, and that’s what you get on the palate: a lush, crystalline and flinty, mouthwateringly salty, fresh and piquant Riesling of great class, complexity and style. Gosh, this is a beautiful and seductive Scharzhofberger of which I wish I had a fuder in my cellar. Absolutely marvelous and a must-taste (or have)." -Stephan Reinhardt

Wine Spectator

WS 96
"A monumental auslese that focuses on freshness and minerality, rather than concentration and sweetness. This glides across the palate seamlessly, showing peach tart, ginger glaze and lemon curd flavors accented by thyme and spice. Well-structured and harmonious, but also with intense acidity for now. Elegantly framed on the super long, pure-tasting finish."

Details

  • Country

    Germany

  • Region

    Mosel

  • Grape Variety

    Riesling

  • Vintage

    2017

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Traditional

  • Style

    Aromatic , Fruity , Minerally

  • Sweetness

    Off-Dry

  • Body

    Medium Bodied