Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling Sp?tlese 2016

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Type: White Wine   Volume: 750ml

Winery:Egon Muller

Country: Germany   Region: Mosel


Ratings and Tasting Notes:

(RP=95) The 2016 Scharzhofberger Sp?tlese has a clear and smoky/stony bouquet as well as a very delicate, bright and ripe (yet botrytis-free) Riesling aroma with floral and almost peppery slatey notes¡Xfascinating! Mouth-fillingly lush and piquant on the palate, with beautifully generous, round and elegant fruit, remarkable intensity and length, this is a gorgeous Scharzhofberger made to drink for ages. Don¡¦t drink before 2030, and don¡¦t die before 2060. Tasted March 2018. (JS=95) Lovely, orange blossom and bergamot/Earl Grey tea nose that's unique. A super-elegant wine that underplays its power and concentration. That makes the finish very delicate and deceptively light. A masterpiece of subtlety that you could drink now or any time during the next 30 years. (AG=94) Scents of white peach, white currant, lime and grapefruit lead to a lusciously fruited palate strongly citric in its bright juiciness but with less naked sense of electric acidity than in the corresponding Kabinett, or in this year¡¦s Braune Kupp Sp?tlese. There is even a hint of creaminess to the texture. A mingling of ripe honeydew melon with alluring, honeysuckle-like inner-mouth perfume further enhances the sense of advanced phenolic evolution that resulted from picking in November, 10 days after the last grapes for Kabinett. To cite ¡§deftly integrated acids and residual sugar¡¨ doesn¡¦t begin to do justice to what is displayed here. And yet the finish, as long-lasting as it is, comes off as restrained and tucked in at the edges, no doubt pointing to a wine very much in need of bottle age to show its true potential. (WS=94) This is impressively complex and harmonious, with prominent notes of saffron and jasmine framing the core of ripe honeydew melon and nectarine. The finish is ethereal, with concentrated minerality, showing great purity and length. Drink now through 2038. 500 cases made,