All Müller wines are Rieslings; “Scharzhof” is the property’s most accessible wine. “Scharzhof” is made utilizing grapes from Müller’s Saarburg and Wawern vineyards, and from the Wiltinger Braunfels and Wiltinger Kupp vineyards. This wine is a sterling introduction to Riesling and to the Egon Müller range.
Score: 90 PointsVinous Author: David Schildknecht
Penetrating aromas and bright juiciness of apple and lemon are reinforced in their invigorating effect by the pungency and bite of raw ginger as well as a nettle-like prickle. An impression of wet stone also runs from the nose through the polished, delicate but concentrated midpalate. A luscious infusion of fresh apricot and a saliva-liberating lacing of mineral salts add appeal to an animating finish and render the next sip irresistible. I cant recall having tasted a more impressive Scharzhof bottling, a fact that might well be directly related to the major crop losses suffered this year in Saarburg (and to a lesser extent Wiltingen), whence this cuve is sourced. But as Veronika Lintner points out, some of this wines delightful sense of levity can be laid at the door of lower must weights, offering yet another example of how, inexplicably, crop loss this year to peronospora seldom resulted in prematurely elevated Oechsle. I wouldnt hesitate to cellar some of this.
Score: 93 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Anna Lee
Stark, electric acidity bolsters this intensely steely yet deeply fruity off-dry Riesling. It's a cutting, spine tingling wine pulsating with staccato hits of white grapefruit, stone fruit and citrus flavors. The finish is gossamer and sheer yet endless.
Score: 91 PointsJamesSuckling.com Author: James Suckling
Super-fresh, wild herbal and berry nose. Very pure and racy with a lot of drive. Tastes drier and lighter than the 2015, but this is another classic example of the house style. Drink any time during the next five years.
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