Tasting Notes

The Muller 2008 Scharzhofberger Riesling Auslese - their sole bottling of -non-gold capsule- Auslese (so reference to its A.P.# - 5 - is superfluous), and representing only one small lot - offers an amazing alliance of richness and energy. -Grilled peach and apricot laced with vanilla cream and caramel- may sound like a recipe for a decadent, soothing desert. It is, and this wine is. But at the same time, there are complex accents of blond tobacco, brown spices, and peat, along with a surprisingly firm texture, and a lively sense of refreshment that seems to come out of nowhere, levitating the flavors and driving them into a prodigious finish in which notes of peach kernel, singed fruit skin, and wet stone provide dynamic counterpoint. This too should be worth cellaring for three or more decades. David Schildknecht - Wine Advocate