Scharzhofberger Kabinett 2016

Egon Muller

Scharzhofberg is one of the most famous vineyard sites in Germany, likely to have originally been planted by the Romans. Situated in Wiltingen, removed from the Saar in a side valley and facing south, its slopes are quite steep, with a 30–60% grade, and high, at 180-280 meters elevation. Formed from grey Devonian slate, the soils are very deep with no bedrock. This wine is always delicate, crisp and exquisite on the palate.

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Technical Details

  • Appellation: Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
  • Winemaker: Egon Muller
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Slate gravel
  • Vineyard Acreage: 8 ha
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  • Alcohol: 8.5%
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  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • UPC Code: Inquire
  • Varietals: 100% Riesling

Recent Press

  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Image Vinous Author: David Schildknecht
    Date: Sunday, April 1, 2018

    A penetrating nose features gooseberry, cassis, apricot and apple, and suggestions of seeds and pits as well as a nettle-like prickle lend invigorating crunch and piquancy to the brightly animating, cheek-scouring acidity that emerges on the palate. But even as you feel the impact of the acids, there is a sheer juiciness that keeps them from turning uncomfortably severe. And the penetrating finish here, predictably, delivers a decisive impression of wet stone and displays admirable balance as regards sweetness. This sole regular Mller Kabinett of its vintage (theres also an Alte Reben bottling) has plenty of cellar potential. And it makes up nearly half of this years combined Scharzhofberg and Braune Kupp production.

  • Score: 94 Points

    Wine Image Wine Enthusiast Author: Anna Lee
    Date: Sunday, April 1, 2018

    Musk and earthen complexities of smoke and struck flint meld into sun-kissed yellow cherry and tangerine in this seductive, complex kabinett. It's ethereal and sheer yet boldly penetrating, with a piercing lemon-lime finish. Delicious already but sure to improve through 2022 and hold well beyond.

    Grade: Cellar Selection
  • Score: 93 Points

    Wine Image Author: James Suckling
    Date: Sunday, December 31, 2017

    This is very clean and pure with an intense herbal-mineral quality that's beautifully complemented by the apple and berry notes. The finish has an Alpine meadow freshness that no other kabinett from this vintage I've tasted has, and that's the most exciting thing about it.

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