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WTN: Fritz Haag Riesling Kabinett Trocken 2008

by Otto » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:47 pm

Fritz Haag Riesling Kabinett Trocken 2008 11,5% abv; 15,15€; under Stelvin

Light as water. Smells of mineral water and pure Rieslingness. Dry, but friendly fruit, vivacious. And not tart despite its citrussy fruit and high acidity combined to low sugar (9g/l IIRC). If all German trockener were like this, I would be a fan. Excellent QPR even at the Finnish price.

I seem to have missed the threads on the '08s. Anyone care to summarize how they are like? Any regions to seek or avoid?
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Re: WTN: Fritz Haag Riesling Kabinett Trocken 2008

by Salil » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:52 pm

Otto Nieminen wrote:Fritz Haag Riesling Kabinett Trocken 2008 11,5% abv; 15,15€; under Stelvin

Light as water. Smells of mineral water and pure Rieslingness. Dry, but friendly fruit, vivacious. And not tart despite its citrussy fruit and high acidity combined to low sugar (9g/l IIRC). If all German trockener were like this, I would be a fan. Excellent QPR even at the Finnish price.

I seem to have missed the threads on the '08s. Anyone care to summarize how they are like? Any regions to seek or avoid?

Sounds very nice; glad to hear about the screwcap. And no, you haven't missed any threads on 08s.

Over in the US we're still waiting for the major importers to show off their 08 portfolios - until then the shelves are pretty full of 07s and a bunch of 06s still being ignored. At the moment I'm still popping open bottles from those 2 years (with the odd 05) when I feel like a really young Riesling - still a while before '08 season.
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Re: WTN: Fritz Haag Riesling Kabinett Trocken 2008

by David M. Bueker » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:40 pm

2008 is supposedly a "classic" kabinett/spatlese year in the vein of 2004. If that's really true I will be thrilled.
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