egon muller, scharzhofberger riesling kabinett, mosel 2018
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
92
JOHN GILMAN
92

2018 egon muller, scharzhofberger riesling kabinett, mosel

Why We're Buying

The interest in Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett as been a straight line to the moon. From 2017 to 2021, it jumped 80% in price. Critics have lauded multiple vintages for achieving a state of perfect harmony, while remaining ethereal, incisive, and texturally compelling.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2018 Scharzhofberger Kabinett (AP #2) is brilliant, clear and coolish on the nose, with cold, wet and clayey yet also crunchy slate aromas and bright fruit. Lush and precise, with lingering salinity and mineral expression, this is a complex and structured Scharzhofberger Kabinett with great aging potential. Tasted in June 2019.

JOHN GILMAN
92

John Gilman

There are only two Kabinetten from the Scharzhofberg this year, with an old vine bottling also produced. The “regular” Kabinett (this sobriquet seems rather inappropriate when discussing an Egon Müller wine!) is 9.5 percent in alcohol, carries around fifty grams per liter of residual sugar and has acids of 8.5 grams and very low pH this year. The wine is young and very promising, offering up scents of apple, lime, petrol, slate, wild yeasts and an exotic touch of violet in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and fairly powerful in personality, with excellent depth and focus, excellent mineral drive and simply superb grip on the long and very well-balanced finish. As this was just bottled, my score may even be a touch conservative.