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Egon Müller 2001 Scharzhof Kabinett Riesling (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)
A classic from a great vineyard site, the 2001 kabinett boasts grassy, lime aromas and plenty of tart, citrusy, green-apple fruit. It’s an S&M wine—the piercing acidity almost painful, while the fresh, sweet fruit provides intense pleasure. Rare is the kabinett that will improve over 20 years, but this one’s a…
Egon Müller 2007 Scharzhofberger Kabinett Riesling (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)
Very perfumed and floral, with added scents of lime and strawberry. On the palate, slaty, stony notes and lime flavors balance the considerable sweetness, ending long and stridently tart. The crisp acids give this the backbone to age 10 or more years.
Egon Müller 2010 Scharzhof Riesling (Mosel)
Thirty bucks may seem like a lot for an entry-level Riesling, but this is an exemplary example. Aromas of wet stones, moss and spring flowers are mouthwatering, and then are followed by a complex array of nonfruity flavors, like stones and greens carried along by a mouthfeel that’s light as a feather. Tart pineapple…
Egon Müller 2001 Scharzhof QbA Riesling (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)
The least of Egon Muller’s offerings, it’s nevertheless a fine wine, featuring crisp Asian pears blended with a dusty brown-mineral-spice component. Slightly sweet, but balanced by just enough grapefruit to keep it together, this would be a good match with many Asian dishes. —J.C.
Egon Müller 2006 Scharzhof Riesling (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)
Typical of Egon Müller’s wines, this is light in body, but titanium-strong in structure, welding rather tart, lemony fruit to stony, minerally notes and embellishing it all with the merest hints of riper, apple-y fruit. It’s just off-dry, with great persistence and lipsmacking appeal.
Egon Müller 2007 Scharzhof Riesling (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)
Superstar Egon Müller has at least kept his basic Riesling at an affordable level. At first, it’s almost odorless, but give it a chance to develop in the glass and delicate apple, fern and lime notes emerge. A hint of CO2 adds to the impression of lightness, and the wine finishes crisp, racy and clean. A…
Egon Müller 2008 Scharzhof Riesling (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)
Prevailing lemony, citrus-cocktail aromas with hints of almond macaroons. Though medium sweet, it is lip-smackingly crisp and racy, with zesty citrus flavors following through on the palate. Moderately intense and reasonably taut, if a little austere.
Egon Müller 2002 Scharzhofberger Kabinett Riesling (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)
Give this wine a vigorous decanting if you are going to drink it young, as it does have some sulfury, leesy notes that initially detract from its light floral aromas. Light-bodied, with apple, citrus and earth flavors and a long finish. Gets a lot better with air, so this rating may seem conservative in five or ten…