2010 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Riesling Kabinett

Year: 2010
Appellation: Mosel
Country: Germany
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 86
Vinous Media: 88
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 7.5%
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"Powerful, with a savory essence, this shows creamy overtones to its peach, baked apple and wild cherry flavors, with spiced melon on the long, lush finish. Drink now through 2022. 500 cases made." (WS)

"Also recommended, but no tasting note given.

“You had to wait to pick,” comments Oliver Haag picked, “but not too late. Because after the end of October we had more rain, and by then the stems weren’t just ripe but just about shot (fertig), so that the grapes were literally hanging by a thin thread.” Different degrees of double-salt de-acidification were essayed (always on must), frequently only on certain lots of an eventual blend; but of the unabashedly residually sweet bottlings, Haag insists that only the Kabinett reflected a significant degree of de-acidification. Haag in my view quite correctly characterizes his generic bottlings as most illustrative of the vintage’s challenges and his selectively-picked residually sweet wines as being above-average ... “average” at this address, of course, having over the past several decades designated a very high quality indeed. “There were a lot of tough decisions to be made this year,” he relates. “Should we harvest this parcel or that? Pick now or later?” I share Haag’s opinion that as a group these wines will need longer than usual in bottle to really show their stuff." (WA)

"Strawberry and lime oil on the nose. Kiwi fruit and nutmeg enliven the palate. Crisp and balanced on the finish." (IWC)