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2002 Reinhold Haart Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Riesling Spätlese
- > Mosel Saar Ruwer
Community Tasting Notes 16
Paul D wrote: (84 points)
August 16, 2014 - Medium straw, gold tints. Nose is quite developed, smoky minerals, ripe apple. Light bodied, medium sweetness, oily texture, peach and ripe apple, smoky hints, balanced acidity on the good length finish. Balanced, but not particularly complex and lacking "spark". Still drinkable, even enjoyable, but I preferred this when it was younger and fresher.
Keith Levenberg Likes this wine: (93 points)
August 4, 2014 - I had one bottle of this last year that seemed to be getting a little dark and dreary, but this one was much more energetic and precise while still having a deep tone and a more developed profile. It's a golden Goldtropfchen! Most of the time when a spatlese is getting this deep and brassy it seems to lose a lot of its sharpness but that is not the case here. This offers fruit that has dessert-wine lusciousness to it with a crispness and crackling texture that's remarkably vibrant for a wine a dozen years along.
June 20, 2014 - Medium yellow. Consistent with other recent bottles, glossy with moderate sweetness. This bottle was dominated by peach rather than orchard fruit. A touch of honey and after several hours, more secondary Riesling notes emerge. Good slate finish. While the acidity here does not thrill, the pure fruit is attractive, and it is just about fully mature.
September 7, 2013 - As fresh and delicious as the bottle tasted early this year. Only the barest hint of fusel secondary aromas. More spiced golden delicious apple than stone fruit with a definite botrytised note. Glossy feel, moderate sweetness, excellent back end soil. This is in a fine place for full enjoyment.
January 14, 2013 - Medium yellow. A riot of fruit aromas-in turn, peach, tangerine, and perhaps the most lingering was ripe yellow apple. Glossy feel, indeed fat for a Mosel wine. More Auslese than Spatlese sweetness. A top note of honey, some back end acidity to cleanse the palate. Who needs structure, though, when the fruit is so succulent and delicious? This just glided down with Thai food.
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- Vintage 2002
- Type White - Off-dry
- Producer Reinhold Haart
- Varietal Riesling
- Designation Spätlese
- Vineyard Piesporter Goldtröpfchen
- Country Germany
- Region Mosel Saar Ruwer
- SubRegion n/a
- Appellation n/a
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 58 (66%)
- Consumed 30 (34%)