Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett 2016 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
94 WE / 93 JS / 92 WA / 92 WS / 91 VM
Musk and earthen complexities of smoke and struck flint meld into sun-kissed yellow cherry and tangerine in this seductive, complex kabinett. It's ethereal and sheer yet boldly penetrating, with a piercing lemon-lime finish. Delicious already but sure to improve through 2022 and hold well beyond. - Wine Enthusiast
This is very clean and pure with an intense herbal-mineral quality that's beautifully complemented by the apple and berry notes. The finish has an Alpine meadow freshness that no other kabinett from this vintage I've tasted has, and that's the most exciting thing about it. James Suckling
The 2016 Scharzhofberger Kabinett #2 has a pale color and offers a very clear, fresh and precise nose with lovely spicy aromas. Lush and piquant on the palate, the 2016 reveals a grippy structure and some greenish fruit notes. The acidity is vital and pronounced, the fruit lush and juicy, with this slightly herbal finish that will be very stimulating in a couple of years. Tasted March 2018. - Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate
This is marked by a prominent saffron note, which leads the way to freshly cut apple, pear and quince aromas and flavors. Slate notes, a fruity core and floral elements are all connected by powerful acidity that creates perfect harmony. The finish goes on and on. Drink now through 2025. 830 cases made, 62 cases imported. - AZ, Wine Spectator
A penetrating nose features gooseberry, cassis, apricot and apple, and suggestions of seeds and pits – as well as a nettle-like prickle – lend invigorating crunch and piquancy to the brightly animating, cheek-scouring acidity that emerges on the palate. But even as you feel the impact of the acids, there is a sheer juiciness that keeps them from turning uncomfortably severe. And the penetrating finish here, predictably, delivers a decisive impression of wet stone and displays admirable balance as regards sweetness. This sole “regular” Müller Kabinett of its vintage (there’s also an Alte Reben bottling) has plenty of cellar potential. And it makes up nearly half of this year’s combined Scharzhofberg and Braune Kupp production.