Martin Müllen

Trarbacher Huhnerberg Spätlese Riesling

9.57 ratings
9.44 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
Tom Casagrande

On night one, this was just pure pure fruit, but on night 2, more complexity is showing. The fruit is still remarkably intense and pure, but there is some beautiful slate on the nose to augment the ripe apple, peach, and fresh squeezed ripe lemon. The concentration of fruit in the mouth is hard to believe, but it’s not heavy. Rather, there is intense but submerged acidity and a prickle of minerality as well. An emerging hint of honeyed botrytis as well. This is going to last and improve for many many years.

On night one, this was just pure pure fruit, but on night 2, more complexity is showing. The fruit is still remarkably intense and pure, but there is some beautiful slate on the nose to augment the ripe apple, peach, and fresh squeezed ripe lemon. The concentration of fruit in the mouth is hard to believe, but it’s not heavy. Rather, there is intense but submerged acidity and a prickle of minerality as well. An emerging hint of honeyed botrytis as well. This is going to last and improve for many many years.

May 18th, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.7

YOUNG. Absurdly concentrated. Check back in 15 years. Will retaste in AM.

YOUNG. Absurdly concentrated. Check back in 15 years. Will retaste in AM.

Apr 11th, 2018
Marc On

Writer Originalverkorkt, Lobenbergs Gute Weine

9.4

@Lyle Fass tasting note says it all. An absolute stunning interpretation from a very down to earth, humbled, passionate wine producer who is still underrated imo.

@Lyle Fass tasting note says it all. An absolute stunning interpretation from a very down to earth, humbled, passionate wine producer who is still underrated imo.

1 person found it helpfulSep 18th, 2016
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Saffron, mineral, peach, apricot, 30-40 botrytis. Swimming pool, round, balanced and great acid, mouthwatering, shows the class of Huhnerberg. (One of the best Spatlese he has ever made.) complex. @Delectable Wine not feinherb.

Saffron, mineral, peach, apricot, 30-40 botrytis. Swimming pool, round, balanced and great acid, mouthwatering, shows the class of Huhnerberg. (One of the best Spatlese he has ever made.) complex. @Delectable Wine not feinherb.

Aug 25th, 2016
Matthew Cohen

Wow. One of the great vineyards of the world. A formerly ignored part of the mosel. Now famous because of high scores. Brilliant wines from auslese to off dry to dry. For my money the top producer in the mosel.

Nose is the best peaches in the world. Insane peach perfume as it opens.

Palate is perfect peaches and candies sugar made from peaches. Acidity crushes the palate. Huge acidity and freshness. Amazing. Texture is perfect. It lets you know who’s boss but doesn’t interfere.

As this opens it flays the palate with a whip made of magic peaches.

Still young. Will add complexity as it ages. Will last 40 years or more.

I’m having this with goat cheese and truffle honey.

Bought from fass selections

Wow. One of the great vineyards of the world. A formerly ignored part of the mosel. Now famous because of high scores. Brilliant wines from auslese to off dry to dry. For my money the top producer in the mosel.

Nose is the best peaches in the world. Insane peach perfume as it opens.

Palate is perfect peaches and candies sugar made from peaches. Acidity crushes the palate. Huge acidity and freshness. Amazing. Texture is perfect. It lets you know who’s boss but doesn’t interfere.

As this opens it flays the palate with a whip made of magic peaches.

Still young. Will add complexity as it ages. Will last 40 years or more.

I’m having this with goat cheese and truffle honey.

Bought from fass selections

Jul 27th, 2020
Chris Shultz

This stuff is killer. Brown sugar and confectioners sugar, pears on the nose. Jackfruit, mango, whole lemons and spice on the palate. The spice blooms a bit - nutmeg and mace and even cayenne - on the finish, carried a long way. You could time it with a grandfather clock. I’ll be back soon with more. Minerals are good, modest in this wine but they’d probably be mind blowing in a less powerful riesling. Sweet/acid balance is perfect.

Day 2 is like I dumped day 1 in a fresh plastic decanter: swimming pool over all. I want a bottle of this to myself over the length of a party.
Bought from
@Lyle Fass
Don’t sleep on Müllen, Lyle is the only source.

This stuff is killer. Brown sugar and confectioners sugar, pears on the nose. Jackfruit, mango, whole lemons and spice on the palate. The spice blooms a bit - nutmeg and mace and even cayenne - on the finish, carried a long way. You could time it with a grandfather clock. I’ll be back soon with more. Minerals are good, modest in this wine but they’d probably be mind blowing in a less powerful riesling. Sweet/acid balance is perfect.

Day 2 is like I dumped day 1 in a fresh plastic decanter: swimming pool over all. I want a bottle of this to myself over the length of a party.
Bought from
@Lyle Fass
Don’t sleep on Müllen, Lyle is the only source.

Feb 8th, 2020
Matthew Cohen

Likely the best spatlese I’ve ever had. It’s all there. Mineral. Acid. Grapefruit. Apple. Confectioners sugar. Length. All on a line. In perfect balance. Long. Wow. Just wow. Bought from Fass Selections.

Likely the best spatlese I’ve ever had. It’s all there. Mineral. Acid. Grapefruit. Apple. Confectioners sugar. Length. All on a line. In perfect balance. Long. Wow. Just wow. Bought from Fass Selections.

May 7th, 2018