2007 Reinhold Haart Goldtröpfchen Riesling Auslese


“Excellence from Piesport”



Professional reviews:

Wine Advocate (David Schildknecht): “From two small pickings, the Haart 2007 Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Auslese smells of caramelized, singed peach, yellow plum, grilled pineapple, and cocoa powder. Despite the prickle of botrytis, caramelization, and hint of textural oiliness, this displays remarkable delicacy on the palate, with saline and stony minerality, tart hints of fruit skin and ripe citrus lending the finish more energy and sheer refreshment than in the corresponding Spatlese. The botrytis and fresh fruit components here engender a scintillating interplay rather than a sweet-sour bifurcation. This should merit a quarter century of observation and enjoyment.

Theo and son Johannes Haart had memorable success in 2007, a vintage Haart senior compares in quality and style with 2001, and whose wines he thinks will need longer than usual to show their true meddle. This year’s surprisingly numerous dry-tasting wines seem on the whole marginally disappointing, although those wines too deserve patience.” 93/100 pts

International Wine Cellar (Joel B. Payne): “Pale golden yellow. Distinguished aromas of pineapple, blackcurrant and sage. The rich, buttery passion fruit flavor is nicely accentuated by the wine’s saline minerality. Pure, crisp and decidedly light in spite of its sweetness, with glossy elegance and impressive length.” 93/100 pts

Wine mag (Christian Eedes): “As the culmination of a Mosel Riesling tasting featuring the likes of Joh. Jos. Prüm, Dr. Loosen and Wolfer Goldgruber, the 2007 vintage of Reinhold Haart Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Riesling Auslese featuring 50% botrytised fruit. What was extraordinary about this wine for me was how utterly seamless it appeared – excellent fruit concentration offset by riveting acidity, the botrytis no doubt adding texture but in no way could the result be considered unctuous. It could be argued that the wine was a bit short on real flavour complexity but even greater charms will surely come with time. 92/100 pts

Mosel Fine Wines (David Rayer & Jean Fisch): “Excellence from Piesport: Theo Haart has been following a strict diet of quality winemaking (including low yields, late harvesting and extended maturation on fine lees) at his Weingut Reinhold Haart for over two decades now. He thereby transformed what was a fine but relatively unknown Estate into one of the Mosel superstars. This search for perfection combined with the inherent opulence from the Piesporter Goldtröpfchen has generated many exciting wines over the years which shine through powerful intensity. The 2007 vintage suited the Reinhold Haart style particularly well. The vintage’s kick of acidity helped taming and enhancing some of the inherent intensity from the Estate’s vineyards.”

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