Scharzhof­berger
Trocken­beerenauslese

Riesling Dessert Wine –  a noble sweet taste profile.

The Scharzhofberg is the legendary slate layer on the Saar and the Scharzhofberger is one of the most famous wines in Germany, a legend with a worldwide reputation. In 1895, the Wiltinger Dean Christoph Schauffler wrote about the location: “Out of all the wine locations around Trier, the King made the Wiltinger Scharzhofberg, his seat.

Unfortunately, because of its high value, only a few mortals are granted this fragrant blood of the vine to love. “

Our noble sweet dessert wines from this location are not only absolutely inspiring but royally presented too: (quote)... with a spectacularly, fantastic rich and extraordinarily seductive, exotic fruit as well as an downright insane minerality. The Wine Advocate honored this sensational quality in the 2011 vintage with 99 Parker points for the dessert wine.

Below you will find the Expert opinions of the 2011 vintage.

Reviews

99/100

The Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Scharzhofberger Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese (AP #31) is incredibly rich and intense on the nose, offering pure stone fruit and very fine botrytis aromas along with honey notes and the delicate slate spiciness of the Scharzhofberg. Viscous, piquant, pure and fresh on the dense and concentrated but nevertheless highly refined palate, this outstanding TBA has fascinating crystalline acidity and weightless elegance. The finish is pure and fresh but intense like a Tokaji Escenzia. There is just one reason the wine doesn't get 100 points: AP #32 is even finer, and I couldn't give 101 points. Since most of our readers will never have the chance to taste the #32 legend (that will probably be auctioned in Trier one day), they should enjoy AP #31 as a virtually perfect TBA.
Robert Parker, 04/2018

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