91 Pts Joel Payne - Vinous Media
"Pale yellow. Bright aromas of blackcurrant, pineapple and clove. Delicately creamy in its passion fruit flavor, this wine nonetheless shows a clear, refreshing slate character. The spicy, satisfying finish features crisp bosc pear fruit and excellent length." 91 points - Joel Payne - International Wine Cellar
"Haartâs 2006 Piesporter Grafenberg Riesling Spatlese â from recently reconstructed steel red slate terraces and tiny-berried vines â smells effusively (Scheurebe-like) of pineapple, pink grapefruit, and cassis, with hints of brown spice, white raisin, and caramel. Juicy and spicy on the palate, for all of its sheer ripeness and high residual sugar, this remains refreshing, and zesty hints of grapefruit rind supply invigorating counterpoint. It should long remain refreshing and be worth following for at least 20 years."
"The rapid pace of harvest and sheer richness of raw material has led to a line-up slightly reduced in sheer numbers (both at the lower and upper ends of the Pradikat scale), but full of classic Haart wines deserving of long cellaring. âFrankly,â says Theo Haart, âthere was a lot out there that you just had to leave hanging.â (Even birds and wild boar, it seems, are genetically disinclined to devour anything that looks as ugly as did these grapes.)" 90 points - David Schildknecht - Wine Advocate
"A rich spÃ¤tlese, offering peach, lemon cream and slate aromas and flavors. The creamy texture is balanced by lively acidity, and this ends with a mouthwatering impression. Drink now through 2028. 30 cases imported. -BS" 90 points Wine Spectator
"Peach stone on the nose, then lovely intense apricot. Fine bracing acidity, diminishing the perception of sweetness. Drink 2007 to 2027. (JH)" 17 out of 20 points, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages
"The Haart family's viticultural tradition has been documented since 1337. The Haarts are probably Piesport's oldest wine-growing family, as well as one of the oldest private wine estates in the entire Mosel region. Today's Weingut Reinhold Haart stems from these traditional, family beginnings. At present, the VDP estate (member of the Association of German PrÃ¤dikat Wine Estates, or VDP) numbers among the best in the Mosel region. Karl-Theo Haart has managed the estate since 1971 and has stamped its structure and wine style ever since. His wife Edith and son Johannes are also active members of this family team."
"With its 7.5 ha (18.5 acres) of vineyards - exclusively in steep sites - the estate is committed to the best of what the Mosel has to offer: Riesling. Particularly careful vineyard management and consistent efforts to reduce yields through stringent pruning and bunch pruning are essential to steep-site production of high-quality, long-lived Riesling wines that are full of character." -Winery
"We own 1 ha (2.5 acres) of this site's total area of 5 ha (12.35 acres). It borders the GoldtrÃ¶pfchen site behind Ferres and soars steeply, right from the bank of the Mosel. The hill turns toward the southeast here and is interspersed with rocks. The soils are a mixture of the blue and grey slate typical of Piesport, but there are also a good number of harder, partially quartzite, stones. In addition, the slate and the soil often take on a reddish hue that indicates the presence of iron."
"The wines from grapes grown on relatively powerful slate soils characteristically have a clear structure, opulence and juiciness. Their high concentration of minerals and pronounced, crisp acidity often have an astonishing ability to mask their sweetness in taste." -Winery