2004 Reinhold Haart Goldtröpfchen Riesling Spätlese


Wine Advocate: 91/100
Jancis Robinson: 17.5/20

“Dense, tingly, zesty, spritzy grapefruit flavours and very direct fruit. Bravo!”



Professional reviews:

Wine Advocate (David Schildknecht): “Haart’s 2004 Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Riesling Spätlese smells primarily of grapefruit, gardenia, and blackberries, setting themes of juicy brightness and invigorating (but well-integrated) tartness that lend this wine its dynamic personality. In the mouth, richness and sweetness by no means preclude a certain sense of delicacy and a delightful interplay of fruit and mineral elements.
The finish is more intensely fruity and richer, if perhaps at present a bit more obvious, than that of its Kabinett counterpart. Don’t hesitate to cellar this – or Haart’s other 2004 Spatlesen – for 20 or more years, but don’t neglect them in the interim, either. His 1990s, 1991s, and 1993s, for example, are glorious today.” 91/100 pts

Jancis Robinson: “Dense, tingly, zesty, spritzy grapefruit flavours and very direct fruit. Bravo!” 17.5/20 pts

International Wine Cellar (Joel B. Payne): “Yeasty aromas of fresh apple, tropical fruit and nut oil. Honeyed and rich, but with a rather delicate papaya flavor, this spatlese is kept alive by its brisk acidity. Conveys clear, refreshing slate character on the spicy finish.” 90/100 pts

Perswijn (René van Heusden): “wat meer spanning, zeer puur, subtiel spel tussen fruit en mineralen, discreet zoet, ragfijne zuren” **** / ****(*)

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