TN: 2001 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

  • 2001 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (6/10/2016)
    #03-02, 8.5% abv. Very pale in colour. Very stony nose, with just a nice mix of yellow and white fruit, as well as some floral tones and a touch of gasoline. The palate is extremely racy, almost too much so, in that it’s out of balance. The acidity is a bit sharp and piercing, and there’s no roundness to smooth out the rough edges. A much more mineral than fruit driven riesling, and while there’s plenty of complexity on the palate, the acid is just too out of balance here… this is coming awfully close to my nightmare wine of Scharzhofberger GG. A rare miss for this great estate. (85 pts.)

Considering the vintage, does not sound good at all.

Are you in a situation where you can follow it for a few days?

Maybe even a week or more?

Indeed. That is the hope. It can’t really get much more disappointing than here.

Yeah, give us updates after a few days or a week.

I have had this wine before and really liked it. Definitely a mineral and acid attack though.

2001 was actually not a great Saar year, and in fact not a particularly good year for Muller.

This is a shame considering the 02 was an incredible success. One of the best Kabinetts to me.

2002 was indeed a great Saar year.

Three days in, the wine’s gotten a little creamier and rounder, but that’s it. It’s still somewhat tart and thin. Too bad.

Schloss Saarsteiner called, and they said you don’t know what you’re talking about.

Guess they knew who to call! neener :wink:

This domaine made great 01s. I bought the lineup from kabinett to gka. Haven’t tried that last one yet but the others have been excellent apart from a corked kabinett.

This is an under the radar producer I’ve loved since I was bowled over by the 1990 spatlese just after its release. Alas, i drank the last of my half case almost 8 years ago to the day (according to CT, on 6/12/08).

Dammit Maureen! I already am getting outbid for Schloss Saarsteiner as is, don’t make it any worse!

I like Schloss Saarsteiner, but they get zero, completely zero distribution around me. That being said, I like their 2002s better than their 2001s.


Come to LA. I have some '94s through the TBA which are fantastic.



You do know how to tempt a girl.