Julian Haart Moselle Riesling 2016

Ratings on Delectable

Erik Longabardi

Cuts deep. ❤️❤️

Cuts deep. ❤️❤️

9.2

AKG

Bomb-dot-com. Drier, high acid, stone fruit, mineral

Bomb-dot-com. Drier, high acid, stone fruit, mineral

9.4

Erik Nordman Delectable Pro

Man, these Julian Haart '16s are awesome from what I've tasted thus far. Electric, juicy, mineral Rieslings with more verve and tension than you can shake a stick at. Very young and a little too reductive on opening right now so splash it in a decanter for a bit and better yet, wait for a few years. Pours a pale gold hue. Medium (+) concentration of aromatics of some slightly funky crushed slate minerality, slightly underripe white peach, honeydew melon, some lees influence that is coming across as aged, hard cheese rind and a slight lager-esque character, and there's some sugar snap pea character as well. There's some of that struck match reduction aroma upon opening as well, but it blows off with a bit of air. On the palate, there's more crushed slate, white peach (ripe rather than underripe like on the nose), honeydew melon, hard cheese rind leesiness, and a bit of beeswax character that was absent on the nose. Nice length on the palate as well. Juicy, intense high acidity, lean, light body, just the slightest bit off-dry. Really nice stuff! Julian's studied under some pretty impressive names (Egon Müller included amongst them) and it definitely shows. Excited to see what he does in the future.

Man, these Julian Haart '16s are awesome from what I've tasted thus far. Electric, juicy, mineral Rieslings with more verve and tension than you can shake a stick at. Very young and a little too reductive on opening right now so splash it in a decanter for a bit and better yet, wait for a few years. Pours a pale gold hue. Medium (+) concentration of aromatics of some slightly funky crushed slate minerality, slightly underripe white peach, honeydew melon, some lees influence that is coming across as aged, hard cheese rind and a slight lager-esque character, and there's some sugar snap pea character as well. There's some of that struck match reduction aroma upon opening as well, but it blows off with a bit of air. On the palate, there's more crushed slate, white peach (ripe rather than underripe like on the nose), honeydew melon, hard cheese rind leesiness, and a bit of beeswax character that was absent on the nose. Nice length on the palate as well. Juicy, intense high acidity, lean, light body, just the slightest bit off-dry. Really nice stuff! Julian's studied under some pretty impressive names (Egon Müller included amongst them) and it definitely shows. Excited to see what he does in the future.

9.2

Location

  • 981 Sibley Memorial Highway
    Lilydale, MN 55118

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10am-9pm