2020 Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett

Riesling - 750ML
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JS 94 VN 93
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, September 2021

Very youthful, cool and pristine, this is an extremely elegant sleek and focused Kabinett. Although analytically there must be quite a bit of unfermented grape sweetness here, you barely feel it, so uplifting is the...
VN 93

Vinous, May 2022

The “regular” 2020 Riesling Scharzhofberger Kabinett (bearing A.P. #3) leads with quince and peach accented by mint, cress, ginger and lemon, setting up an overall impression of coolness, but also of brightness, with...


Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Riesling
Country Germany
Region Mosel Saar Ruwer
Sub-region Upper Mosel
Appellation Scharzhofberg
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML

The 2020 Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett is a white wine from the Mosel Saar Ruwer region in Germany, specifically from the Scharzhofberg appellation. This wine, produced by Egon Muller, is made from the Riesling varietal and is known for its youthful and elegant character.

James Suckling, a well-regarded reviewer, awarded this Riesling a score of 94. He describes it as "very youthful, cool and pristine," highlighting its elegance and focus. Suckling notes the wine's mineral freshness, which he finds uplifting and indicative of its unfermented grape sweetness. He praises the wine's "very long finish" and suggests that it can be enjoyed now or held for future consumption.

Vinous also provided a commendable review, giving the wine a score of 93. They describe the 2020 Riesling Scharzhofberger Kabinett as leading with notes of quince and peach, accented by mint, cress, ginger, and lemon. This combination creates an overall impression of coolness and brightness. The review highlights the wine’s "stimulating cut and pungency," and mentions a "greenhouse-like amalgam of flowers and foliage" in the background. The wine's phenolic concentration and acidity are noted as impressive, especially given the vintage's relatively generous yields and the challenges posed by summer heat and drought. Vinous praises the wine's "multifaceted finish" and its "tongue-tinglingly vibrant" character, suggesting it provides both refreshment and thought-provoking intrigue.

In summary, the 2020 Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett is a highly praised wine that showcases the skill of its producer, Egon Muller. With excellent reviews from both James Suckling and Vinous, this wine stands out for its elegance, mineral freshness, and vibrant finish. It is suitable for both immediate enjoyment and long-term holding, making it a versatile choice for Riesling enthusiasts.