2018 Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Auslese (750ml) Pre-Arrival15
There are many great producers from Germany yet no one seems to be as revered as Egon Müller. Since 1797, the Müller family has crafted wines that have earned the respect of winemakers and wine lovers alike from around the world. From their 8 hectares of vineyards in the Saar, he produces some of the most astounding wines that are just made even more breathtaking with time - they are built to last (though, already delicious now). Even his QbAs age 15 years easy! Surely some of the most ageable and profound wines you will ever encounter.
"The 2018 Scharzhofberger Auslese (AP #8) is coolish, clear, intense and concentrated on the flinty and even rocky nose with its crunchy notes of broken slate and lemon juice. On the palate, this is a generous, highly elegant and refined, beautifully balanced and salty-crystalline Auslese with concentrated but detailed, elegant fruit, finely grained minerals and a long, complex finish. An impressive, great vin de terroir. Tasted in June 2019." 97 points - Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate, Aug. 2019)