Hoffmann-Simon Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Auslese 2005
|Region||Germany, Mosel, Piesport|
Modern, spritzy style closer to Kesselstatt than Reuscher-Haart. Remarkably successful 1999s and a bonafide masterpiece in 2000. They're not as leesy-plump as Reuscher-Haart but more so than, say, Kesselstatt. Not as squeaky-clean as Kesselstatt, but more so than Reuscher-Haart! In Piesport there are two ways you can go. You can make lavish, sensual voodoo-wines that barely taste like Riesling at all, or you can make wines as compact as this terroir will give-which isn't very. Hoffmann's wines lean in the compact direction, focusing the Piesport fruit but not resisting it.