2007 Reinhold Haart Piesporter Goldtröpfchen "EL" Riesling Kabinett
Packed with spice, this is distinctive and racy. Licorice and grapefruit comes into play as this rides the bracing structure to a long conclusion. Light and intense, with a persistent savory aftertaste. Drink now through 2020.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Haart 2007 Piesporter Goldtropchen Riesling Kabinett smells of pear, grapefruit, and pineapple. Rather soft and pliable on the palate -- particularly in direct comparison with the corresponding Grafenberg -- this nonetheless has a soothing, elegant, and delicate personality and finishes with a long, lovely if low-energy counterpoint of rich, ripe fruit; faint nuttiness and black fruit tartness; and saline and wet stone mineral expressions. A dozen or more years of felicitous cohabitation should be possible.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Fresh bouquet of bosc pear, pine nuts and apple blossom. Delicately sweet on the palate, thanks to a nice interplay of apricot fruit and luscious citricity. Finishes with lipsmacking elegance. An exemplary kabinett.
Very clean and pure. Really tense and crystalline. Very fresh and clean. 17/20 points.
The Piesporter Goldtropfchen is a beautiful south-facing vineyard site located on a giant loop along the Mosel River. The soil structure is deep and full of slate, which gives the wines their characteristic mineral edge. Winemaker Theo Haart has come to be known as the top producer in Piesport. He demands the highest of standards, keeps the yields low and is a fanatic when it comes to the harvest, ensuring only the healthiest of grapes are picked. His style is one that accentuates the minerality and purity of fruit of the Goldtropfchen. This wine is starting to show some fantastic qualities. The nose has really opened up and has become expressive and focused. Lots of rich fruit textures with some piquant citrus and rich, fresh pear and spice. The aromatics are really nice but it is the palate that won me over, with its layers of exotic 2007 fruit textures, rich minerals and stretched-out, juicy acidity. This is just starting to show its potential and will keep climbing the ladder for another 7-10 years. (Eric Story, German Buyer)