egon muller, le gallais wiltinger braune kupp riesling auslese, mosel 2017
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2017 Wiltinger Braune Kupp Auslese is intense yet clear and flinty on the ripe and generous, slightly honeyed but precise and slatey nose. Lush, round and juicy on the palate, this is a crystalline, tightly structured and persistently mineral Auslese with a long, slatey-piquant, pretty mouthwatering and finely racy finish. The sweetness is well balanced and lush and bears a highly stimulating salty-mineral grip. A gorgeous Auslese from the Kupp. (SR)
Within the context of Egon Müller, this is a quite a bold and generous wine. However, like the other wines of this vintage from this site, it has a super straight and fresh finish that pulls you back for more. Drink or hold.
The singed and smoky elements noted in this wine’s auction-Spätlese counterpart are here reinforced by additional botrytis concentration. Dried and jammy quince and purple plum are hauntingly garlanded in linden flower (basswood) on the nose, and laced with cinnamon and peat on the oily-rich, creamy, yet strikingly buoyant palate. Subtle salinity and wet stone underpinnings add a mineral dimension rare in such a botrytis-concentrated Auslese, and this wine’s vibrant, superbly sustained finish also brings a sense of lift and clarity not approached by the aforementioned Spätlese. (DS)