2020 Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling Spatlese

Riesling - 750ML
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MFW 97 JS 96
MFW 97

Mosel Fine Wines, July 2021

The 2020er Scharzhofberger Riesling Spätlese AP 06 was fermented down to sweet levels of residual sugar. It proves still quite reduced at first (smoke, marine herbs and sea breeze, and bacon driven scents) before...
JS 96

jamessuckling.com, August 2021

Spring-blossom, honeysuckle and gardenia aromas pour from the glass of this Spätlese, which effortlessly marries mangosteen and passion-fruit ripeness with serious concentration and great finesse. Racy acidity drives the...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Riesling
Country Germany
Region Mosel Saar Ruwer
Sub-region Upper Mosel
Appellation Scharzhofberg
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 8%
Closure Cork

The 2020 Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling Spatlese is a white wine produced in the Mosel Saar Ruwer region of Germany, specifically from the Scharzhofberg appellation. This Riesling varietal is known for its exceptional quality and intricate flavor profile, earning high praise from several professional reviewers.

James Suckling, writing for jamessuckling.com, awarded this wine a score of 96, highlighting its aromatic complexity and balance. He notes, “Spring-blossom, honeysuckle and gardenia aromas pour from the glass,” and praises how it “effortlessly marries mangosteen and passion-fruit ripeness with serious concentration and great finesse.” Suckling commends the wine's “racy acidity” and “very long, precise finish,” making it suitable for drinking now or cellaring for future enjoyment.

Mosel Fine Wines gives an even higher score of 97, emphasizing the wine's layered complexity and balance. The reviewer describes the 2020 Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling Spatlese as “amazingly complex,” with initial notes of “smoke, marine herbs and sea breeze, and bacon driven scents.” As the wine opens up, it reveals a multifaceted nose with elements like “spices, white flowers, vineyard peach, cassis, mint lozenge, orange peel, apricot, and star fruit.” The palate is described as “intense yet impeccably balanced,” maintaining a “stunningly fresh and light-footed” character through the finish. The review highlights the “minute-long aftertaste” filled with “deep citrusy fruits and spices,” calling this Spätlese an “incredible success” with aging potential from 2030 to 2060.

Bottled with a cork closure and featuring an alcohol content of 8.0%, this Riesling is noted for its refined structure and longevity. The wine's intricate bouquet and balanced palate make it a standout example of Riesling from the prestigious Egon Muller estate. Both reviewers agree on the wine's exceptional quality, making it a must-try for enthusiasts and collectors alike.