We present this month a sensational wine from an overall stunning collection.
Weingut Egon Müller managed to produce a stunning collection of wines in the 2011 vintage, as we reported in our Issue No 20 (October 2012): "All wines are benchmark wines in their category and offer a sense of finesse and complexity paired with an inner intensity which can only be achieved by the greatest winemakers in truly great years."
The Scharzhofberger Auslese is simply a sensational wine which ticks all the right boxes. Its price tag is of course sensational and we understand that not all our readers will be ready to shed such sums of money for a bottle of wine. However, should you be tempted (as we are) to buy now and then some of these gems, this is the vintage to go for. It is THAT good.
The complete stunning 2011 collection by Egon Müller was reviewed in Mosel Fine Wines Issue No 20 (Oct 2012). This Issue is only available to subscribers. Not yet a subscriber? You can become one, free of charge, by simply registering yourself here below.
Scharzhofberger Riesling Auslese
Made from "only" 40% botrytized fruit (this figure is actually on the low side for an Auslese by Egon Müller standards), this immediately signals that one is facing a masterpiece in the making. The aromatics are ripe, rich, with great flavors of pineapple, apricot, herbs and spices. The length and utter balance of this wine are simply difficult to put in words. The wine is soft and elegant on the palate and offers a long Auslese GK feel in the finish. There is however no point in opening this potentially perfect Saar wine at an early stage. It really needs 20 or 30 years of bottle aging and could then become a different but no less fascinating alternative to the legendary 1959 or 1953 wines. It is that impressive and great! 2031-2061
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