egon muller, scharzhofberger riesling auslese, mosel 2017
Although this Saar Auslese is still a bit closed, it already shows sensational refinement and elegance. With aeration, the aromas of tropical flowers and fruits slowly emerge. The wine seemingly wraps its tendrils around you and pulls you into its seductive embrace. Better from 2019, but there's no rush. There's decades of aging potential here.
There is only a single “regular” Auslese bottling from the Scharzhofberg and it is just lovely. The bouquet is pure and nicely glazed, wafting from the glass in a mix of pear, white cherries, a hint of fresh pineapple, very clean botrytis and a floral topnote redolent of orange blossoms. On the palate the wine is deep, full and crisp, with a superb core of fruit, excellent focus and grip and a long, complex and zesty finish. Fine juice. 2027-2085.