egon muller, scharzhofberger riesling tba, mosel 2017
JEAN FISCH & DAVID RAYER
100

2017 egon muller, scharzhofberger riesling tba, mosel

Why We're Buying

Few wines are as coveted as Egon Müller Riesling Scharzhofberger Trockenbeerenauslese. According to Wine-Searcher.com, it retails for a mind-boggling $15,000+, making it the second most expensive German wine. The price hasn't slowed investors, with the riesling booming 72% in value from 2017 to 2021. Wine critic Neil Martin gave the white wine a perfect rating, saying, "It might well be the greatest Riesling that I have ever consumed."

Critics Scores

JEAN FISCH & DAVID RAYER
100

Jean Fisch & David Rayer

The 2017er Scharzhofberger TBA was harvested at well over 200° Oechsle. What is remarkable here is that the wine proves so delicate and elegant despite its huge ripeness. The nose develops stunningly complex notes of greengage, date, marzipan, raisin, and fine herbs all wrapped into great creamy elements. The wine develops a stunningly vibrant yet also superbly creamy feel on the palate, where more date mingles with herbs and spices to make for a surprisingly refined and multi-layered feel for such a “big” TBA. The wine grows in oiliness and presence as it develops on the palate yet always remains focused and refined. It leaves one with a great airy feel of exotic dried fruits, whipped cream and honey in the never-ending finish. This is simply a perfect TBA in the making.