2019 Egon Muller Scharzhof Riesling (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 bright colored 2019 Riesling Scharzhof displays very fine Saar typicity on the nose. This is like a spring mountain river full of Riesling rolling over crushed slate. It is highly delicate but lush and sexy, with great precision, crystalline acidity and lingering salinity, finishing with just the right amount of residual sugar. Impressively long and tensioned on the pure and stimulating finish, this is just gorgeous and possibly the most fascinating Scharzhof I have tasted in 20 years. The times of calling this is a Best Buy are long gone, but if you ant to taste the DRC of Riesling, you should definitely try it. Tasted in April 2020." 94 points - Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate, Aug. 2019)