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Reinhold Haart, Piesporter Goldtröpfchen, Riesling Kabinett, 2008

Posted by Torsten 29 Apr 2010

On a glorious, sunny day (or, in this case, quite a few hours after the sun went down after such a day), not much beats a glorious, sunny Riesling, in particular if it is so very quaffable and yet elegant as this one. Yes, I am again drinking one of the fruity Rieslings made by Theo Haart, this time a lighter wine in 'Kabinett' style.

It all starts with pale greenish gold shining in my glass. Next my nose joins the action and picks up really, really yummy sweet peach, followed by mineral, herb and sweet lemon, enhanced by grapefruit (think sliced-open grapefruit very thinly coated with sugar and left to stand for half an hour). This was just what the doctor had ordered after I came home from a wine bar where I had had a decent, but not overly exciting dessert wine. And what a difference the Haart made: lively, really fresh, juicy yet elegant, so very yummy with its fruit that was sweet and also a little bitter (peach and grapefruit again). Good acidity and a really long finish.

It is boring to say, but here we have yet another of those very drinkable Haart bastards.