Egon Müller

Scharzhofberger Kabinett Riesling

9.36 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
Mosel, Germany
Riesling
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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
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 10 months ago

Web had this 10 months ago

Apr 21st, 2018
David Lincoln

David had this a year ago

David had this a year ago

Mar 23rd, 2018