2013 & 2010 Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Spatlese

Posted by Joe Salamone

2013 & 2010 Egon Müller
Scharzhofberger Spätlese

It's hard not to be in awe of Egon Müller.

From his Scharzhofberg vineyard, Müller crafts the most consistently magical Rieslings on the planet.

Every year when Rieslingfeier happens, it's impossible not to be reminded of just how good Müller is and how well the wines age. When you tally the wines of the night, his wines dominate the list without fail.

The fineness, the intensity, and the length that's married to a miraculous weightlessness is just breathtaking. Today, we approach the razor's edge side of the idiom with two spätlesen from high tension, zippy vintages: 2010 and 2013.

Müller's 2010s here are insane. The combination of substance and mineral-laden cut is incredible. The 2010 Spätlese is really stunning in how it integrates the acidity into a graceful harmony. It delivers an emphatic slate-y core that carries complex shavings of citrus, flowers and stone fruits.

The cut and precision of 2013 is amazing, as is the intensity. Müller's yield in 2013 was a tiny 10hl/ha. It created an amazing cast of wines, but there are painfully few bottles to go around. Compared to the 2010 Spätlese, the 2013 is rounder and shows a more overtly layered fruit profile.

These are simply world-class wines. Müller is never in good supply, but 2010 and 2013 represent some of the most limited vintages that we've seen. They are also just stunning and promise to age beautifully.

To order, reply to this email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits