Egon Müller

Scharzhofberger Kabinett Riesling

9.39 ratings
9.36 pro ratings
Mosel, Germany
Riesling
Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Fruit Desserts, Meaty & Oily Fish, Duck, Goat & Feta Cheese, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Joe D'Angelo

Scharzhofberger is one of the most famous vineyard sites in all of Germany. This south-facing site is situated at an elevation of 180-280 meters with vines planted on very steep slopes with mineral rich soils formed from grey devonian slate. These characteristics are reflected beautifully in the wine, as the 2016 Scharzhofberger Kabinett Riesling displays an incredible combination minerality and brightness. This continues to dazzle as it shows incredible purity and elegance, with captivating aromatics of sliced apples, lime, orange zest, white florals and crushed slate nuances which all come together beautifully in the glass. This is every bit as impressive on the palate as it shows remarkable focus and precision with outstanding overall balance as it leads up to the succulent, mouth watering finish. While the 2016 is absolutely sublime today, it should also have a brilliant future ahead and continue to drink beautifully for years to come.

Scharzhofberger is one of the most famous vineyard sites in all of Germany. This south-facing site is situated at an elevation of 180-280 meters with vines planted on very steep slopes with mineral rich soils formed from grey devonian slate. These characteristics are reflected beautifully in the wine, as the 2016 Scharzhofberger Kabinett Riesling displays an incredible combination minerality and brightness. This continues to dazzle as it shows incredible purity and elegance, with captivating aromatics of sliced apples, lime, orange zest, white florals and crushed slate nuances which all come together beautifully in the glass. This is every bit as impressive on the palate as it shows remarkable focus and precision with outstanding overall balance as it leads up to the succulent, mouth watering finish. While the 2016 is absolutely sublime today, it should also have a brilliant future ahead and continue to drink beautifully for years to come.

Sep 16th, 2019
Lee Pitofsky

*did not take notes

*did not take notes

Mar 25th, 2019
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9.1

A penetrating nose features gooseberry, cassis, apricot and apple, and suggestions of seeds and pits – as well as a nettle-like prickle – lend invigorating crunch and piquancy to the brightly animating, cheek-scouring acidity that emerges on the palate. But even as you feel the impact of the acids, there is a sheer juiciness that keeps them from turning uncomfortably severe. And the penetrating finish here, predictably, delivers a decisive impression of wet stone and displays admirable balance as regards sweetness. This sole “regular” Müller Kabinett of its vintage (there’s also an Alte Reben bottling) has plenty of cellar potential. And it makes up nearly half of this year’s combined Scharzhofberg and Braune Kupp production. (David Schildknecht, Vinous, March 2018)

A penetrating nose features gooseberry, cassis, apricot and apple, and suggestions of seeds and pits – as well as a nettle-like prickle – lend invigorating crunch and piquancy to the brightly animating, cheek-scouring acidity that emerges on the palate. But even as you feel the impact of the acids, there is a sheer juiciness that keeps them from turning uncomfortably severe. And the penetrating finish here, predictably, delivers a decisive impression of wet stone and displays admirable balance as regards sweetness. This sole “regular” Müller Kabinett of its vintage (there’s also an Alte Reben bottling) has plenty of cellar potential. And it makes up nearly half of this year’s combined Scharzhofberg and Braune Kupp production. (David Schildknecht, Vinous, March 2018)

Oct 12th, 2018
Bob McDonald

Pale pale lemon in colour. Oily diesel notes with Honeysuckle. I have never smelt oily diesel in such a young Riesling before - always associating those notes with mature 10+ year old Riesling. Only 9% Alcohol so it is sweet.

Pale pale lemon in colour. Oily diesel notes with Honeysuckle. I have never smelt oily diesel in such a young Riesling before - always associating those notes with mature 10+ year old Riesling. Only 9% Alcohol so it is sweet.

Aug 11th, 2018
Web Bond

A true Kabinett vintage. AP# 2.

A true Kabinett vintage. AP# 2.

Oct 25th, 2017
Hanibal

The best reisling I have ever tasted this young bar none... the aftertaste on this goes past 1 minute in the mouth I am not joking. I have never thought riesling could be like that. This is stupendous 🤩

The best reisling I have ever tasted this young bar none... the aftertaste on this goes past 1 minute in the mouth I am not joking. I have never thought riesling could be like that. This is stupendous 🤩

Oct 5th, 2019
Johnno Harris

Stonkingly good! Wonderful tight lines and vibrant and explosive fruit. Wizz Fizz in a glass and a palate that persists for dayz!!

Stonkingly good! Wonderful tight lines and vibrant and explosive fruit. Wizz Fizz in a glass and a palate that persists for dayz!!

Feb 2nd, 2018
Larry Halff

Flawed bottle? Overwhelming sulfur that never dissipated.

Flawed bottle? Overwhelming sulfur that never dissipated.

Jan 19th, 2019
Web Bond

Web had this a year ago

Web had this a year ago

Apr 21st, 2018
David Lincoln

David had this 2 years ago

David had this 2 years ago

Mar 23rd, 2018