2017 Egon Müller - "One Of The Finest Collections Ever At This Mythical Estate"

1797 saw the birth of the Egon Müller estate and pretty much since then, the name has been synonymous with the region and the pinnacle of German wine making. Their latest releases - all from the 2017 vintage - are seen by those in the know as being some of the very best wines that this revered estate has ever made.

Müller owns just over 8 hectares of the hallowed Scharzhofberg vineyard - a place that has produced some of Germany's most revered wines over the years. From these vines he crafts the full range of sweetness, from his modestly priced QBA, all the way through to the remarkably rare and expensive Trockenbeerenauslese. Along the way, his Kabinett and Spätlese are some of the best wines money can buy.

This 2017 vintage is, in the opinion of Jean Fisch and David Rayer of the Mosel Fine Wines publication, "one of the finest collections ever at this mythical estate." They go on to say: "The star of the show is the magnificent TBA, a noble-sweet wine of rare perfection. Also the other bottlings of the Estate are hugely successful, none more so than the stunning Spätlese. As a concluding remark, we would particularly like to draw our reader’s attention to the often overlooked “humble” Scharzhof, which is one of the (if not the) finest ever."

The combination of winemaker, vintage and vineyard mean that these wines are the ultimate manifestation of what Riesling can achieve. That combination means that they really are worth serious attention.


Minimum Order – 6 bottles
These wines will be available for delivery in October

 


2017 Scharzhofberger Kabinett

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Germany2017Scharzhofberger Kabinett, Egon MullerBT06690.00cs93+ JFRAdd to Basket
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“This 2017er Scharzhofberger Kabinett was harvested at well over 90° Oechsle and fermented down to 45 g/l of residual sugar. It offers a gorgeous nose with residual scents from spontaneous fermentation, white peach, elderflower, cassis and herbs. The wine develops a gorgeous and delicately ripe feel with Spätlese creamy presence on the palate. The finish is engaging and subtly racy. The after-taste is lively and driven by peach and flowery elements. This is a beautiful fruity wine in the making with slightly more presence than the usual Kabinett from Egon Müller. It is however a smasher of a “light Spätlese”, with plenty of upside potential if it retains its focus at maturity. 2027-2047"

93+ points, Jean Fisch & David Rayer, Mosel Fine Wines


2017 Scharzhofberger Auslese

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Germany2017Scharzhofberger Auslese, Egon MullerBT203,300.00cs96 JFRAdd to Basket
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“The 2017er Scharzhofberger Auslese was harvested at a full 120° Oechsle. The wine develops a beautiful pure nose of coconut, under-ripe pineapple, apricot, elderflower, bergamot, passion fruit and delicately honeyed elements. It proves gorgeously smooth and elegant on the hugely focused and delicately playful palate, where layers upon layers of vibrant exotic and orchard fruits mingle with zesty acidity and mineral elements. The finish is smooth, delicately creamy, yet also superbly vibrant and long. This Auslese will please lovers of very pure and refined expressions of noble-sweet Riesling. 2027-2052."

96 points, Jean Fisch & David Rayer, Mosel Fine Wines


2017 Scharzhofberger Trockenbeerenauslese

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Germany2017Scharzhofberger TBA, Egon MullerHV035,750.00bt100 JFRAdd to Basket
Germany2017Scharzhofberger TBA, Egon MullerBT0311,500.00bt100 JFRAdd to Basket
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“The 2017er Scharzhofberger TBA was harvested at well over 200° Oechsle. What is remarkable here is that the wine proves so delicate and elegant despite its huge ripeness. The nose develops stunningly complex notes of greengage, date, marzipan, raisin, and fine herbs all wrapped into great creamy elements. The wine develops a stunningly vibrant yet also superbly creamy feel on the palate, where more date mingles with herbs and spices to make for a surprisingly refined and multi-layered feel for such a “big” TBA. The wine grows in oiliness and presence as it develops on the palate yet always remains focused and refined. It leaves one with a great airy feel of exotic dried fruits, whipped cream and honey in the never-ending finish. This is simply a perfect TBA in the making. 2032-2067."

100 points, Jean Fisch & David Rayer, Mosel Fine Wines


 

Minimum Order – 6 bottles
These wines will be available for delivery in October