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2016 Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett, Alte Reben, Egon Müller - Scharzhof


AP# 03-17 help

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$369.00 per Bottle


7 Bottles




"Once again this year, Müller kept separate the wine sourced from his one remaining single-post-trained parcel, planted in 1958. This year, there was just a single such bottling, as the two casks were judged to play well together. The minimum price (once again eye-watering!) was set at auction, but the winery retains a substantial share for future sale. A soaring nose and luscious, tinglingly bright palate of white peach, white currant and lemon display formidable concentration allied to utmost delicacy. And even on the nose there are strongly stony and marine mineral intimations. The finish adds a mustard-seed-like crunch and sizzle, along with a wealth of mouthwateringly savory salinity and stony depth. This exhibits the sort of subtle, adeptly integrated sweetness for which the elusive but nowadays much-used (perhaps often misused) descriptor feinherb strikes me as fitting. “At one time, a portion of these vines were often left hanging in hope of Eiswein,” noted Veronika Lintner, “but as Eisweins have become fewer and resulted in a lot of grapes being lost, that seemed a real shame and it was decided to attempt Eiswein in a different parcel” (an attempt in which the estate in fact succeeded in this vintage)." David Schildknecht, Vinous.com
(AG, 03/01/2018)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2017-2035

"More fruit and more herbal-mineral depth than the regular kabinett. A stunning wine because it marries the lightness of the category with serious complexity. A super-clean and bright finish that is really uplifting." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 06/08/2017)

Rating: 94

"The 2016 Scharzhofberger Kabinett Alte Reben (Versteigerung) is sourced from two different spots: Breiter Weinberg at the Scharzhof and the Knipp at the top of the Scharzhofberg. Made from just-ripe grapes and opening with dusty/stony and spicy-bright Riesling aromas, this is a medium-bodied, pretty intense and lush Scharzhofberger with bright fruit and good phenolic grip from crisp skins. It is a serious, tightly woven Kabinett with a good finish. The wine (AP #3) doesn’t taste sweet at all but racy and fruity. 1,200 bottles were auctioned in Trier in September 2017 and fetched 180 euros without VAT and fees." Stephan Reinhardt, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #236
(WA, 04/27/2018)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2025-2050

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