Scharzhofberger Riesling Eiswein 2016 Egon Muller
€ 2.171,95 (incl. Vat)
Just released, one of the best German Eiswein. Will score in the high 90's, a very rare wine,
The 2016 Scharzhofberger Eiswein (AP #7) is beautifully clear and piquant, showing superbly precise and concentrated fruit (pineapple) aromas. Lush, round and piquant on the palate, with precise and fine fruit and gorgeous salinity, this is a terribly long and complex Scharzhofeberger with a mineral and piquant finish that mimics lime and grapefruit flavors and breaking slate stones. In short, this is a picture-book Eiswein, the first since 2012, and it was marketed without auction. Tasted March 2018.
A relatively light ice wine for this producer, but very clean and pure (which isn't always the case for this category). Great exotic fruit aromas including a whiff of durian. This also has a rather elegant interplay of sweetness and acidity without the sharp edges ice wine often has in its youth. Delicious now, and it probably will show its best during the next five years, even if it will keep for many more years.