April 1, 2010: News, Wines of the Month, Mature Riesling

1999er Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Riesling Spätlese (Auction)

This month, we feature a huge success from this mythical Estate in one of its best vintages ever.

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The 1999 vintage was marked by a hot growing season, which gave the Saar and the Ruwer one of their best vintages in recent history. We feature here one of the highlights of our comprehensive review of the 1999 vintage available in the current Issue No 11 (Apr 2010) of Mosel Fine Wines, namely a stunning Spätlese produced by the mythical Egon Müller Estate.

But also other great wines were produced in this vintage by the likes of Joh. Jos. Prüm, Weinhof Herrenberg, Geltz-Zilliken, Reinhold Haart, Willi Schaefer, Karthäuserhof or Karlsmühle.

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Egon Müller

Scharzhofberger Riesling Spätlese (Auction)

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The color is vibrantly bright white-yellow and shows hardly any signs of evolution: this could have been a sample from 2007. The nose shows some great flavors of fruit but also a touch of funky stink. Somewhat closed at first, it really needs time to get rid of the stinky side and then the party really starts: fresh sappy peaches, a touch of smoke, only a hint of botrytis creaminess. This is heavenly well balanced with nicely integrated acidity. The wine is a joy to drink now but will really benefit from many more years in the bottle. We are looking forward to further tastings of this in the future. Egon Müller states that 1999 is one of the best vintages ever at his Estate and, based on this showing, one can see why. The complexity of flavors is staggering. Now-2030+

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