White - Off-dry

2002 Reinhold Haart Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Riesling Spätlese

Riesling

  • Germany
  • > Mosel Saar Ruwer
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Community Tasting Notes 17

  • Hodby wrote: (91 points)

    November 26, 2014 - Medium amber color. Mature riesling nose: cocoanut, apple, peach, caramel, freesia, cooked barley, fusel nuance. On arrival, medium acidity and apple juice texture, that Goldtropchen balance between delicacy and richness. In the mouth, this stands wonderfully balanced age-wise, still loaded with apple and peach fruit and carrying the secondary flavors from age in equal stead. Medium finish. Bottles #11 and #12 of twelve, with our family Thanksgiving dinner, early style !

  • 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.

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  • drwine2001 wrote:

    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.

  • drwine2001 wrote:

    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.

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Mosel Fine Wines

  • By Jean Fisch and David Rayer
    Maturing Mosel: 10 years after retrospective of 2002, Issue #18, 4/1/2012 (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2008, Issue #16, Weingut Reinhold Haart: Piesporter Brilliance that Recalls the Glory Days

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  • By John Gilman
    Bonus Articles, 2002 German Rieslings (May 2004)

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By David Schildknecht
    January/Febuary 2004, Issue #112 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 64 (68%)
  • Consumed 30 (32%)

Food Pairing

Maytag Blue Cheese

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