egon muller, scharzhofberger riesling spatlese, mosel 2013
VINOUS
93
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

2013 egon muller, scharzhofberger riesling spatlese, mosel

Why We're Buying

Pure, bright, and invigorating. All these characteristics are present in Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Riesling Spätlese. Wine critic John Gilam lauded the riesling as "a quintessential Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Spätlese." It's also returned 59.7% on investment from 2017 to 2021.

Critics Scores

VINOUS
93

Vinous

A subtle floral element complicated aromas of peach nectar, ripe cherry, white raisin and lemon oil. The velvety, creamy nectarine fruit comes across as bright and elegant thanks to this Riesling's refreshing acidity. Juicy, spicy and pure on the finish, with a delicately luscious quality. An excellent Spätlese in this decidedly difficult vintage for the Saar.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2013 Scharzhofberger Spätlese is even finer, more floral, herbal and intense on the bright and extremely delicate nose than the Kabinett but, on first sight, neither richer nor more fruit-driven. A deep and concentrated bouquet of yellow apples, limes, green tea and herbal aromas along with spicy flavors of cardamom, fenugreek seed and rye on the pure nose lead to a dense, well-concentrated, semi-sweet and piquant palate full of elegance, raciness, finesse and balance. This is a full-flavored, complex, lingering, salty and mineral-backboned Spätlese for the next 20 or 30 years. It tastes less sweet than so many other Saar and Mosel Spätlesen and, thus, is a great wine to be enjoyed with food.

WINE SPECTATOR
92

Wine Spectator

This has a rich, buttery essence to its core of ripe apple and pear flavors. Complex midpalate, with notes of onion confit and mille-feuille pastry. The juicy finish lingers with spice and savory accents. Drink now through 2035. 10 cases imported.