2019 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 2019 Scharzhofberger Auslese #8 is perfectly clear, precise and flinty on the nicely reductive and spicy nose with its tropical fruit (mango, papaya) aromas and, later, also very fine raisin notes that represent perfect botrytis. On the palate, this is a dense and mouth-filling yet gorgeously fresh, piquant and salty Auslese with perfectly ripe and juicy fruit, great precision, finesse and balance. This is a hedonistic, perfectly balanced and weightless Auslese with a stimulating, fine grip on the long, tensioned, irresistibly seductive finish. This 2019 is a gorgeous yet, unfortunately, expensive Auslese, the only one produced here in 2019 . Tasted in April 2020." 99 points - Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate, Aug. 2019)