90/100 Punkte Falstaff 08/16 Knackfrischer Apfel und etwas geröstete Haselnuss. Am Gaumen pikant, dabei frisch mit vitaler Säure und trockenem Charakter. Elegante, leichtfüßige Art am Gaumen. Einer vibrierenden Säure und dem moderaten Alkohol sei es gedankt. Riesling mit Präsenz, Frische und Trinkfluss.
90+/100 Punkte Robert Parker Dec 2017 The 2015 Rheingau Riesling Trocken Hargardun (from 25+-year-old vines mainly in Hallgarten and Oestrich) opens with an intense yet fine and elegant bouquet of perfectly ripe Riesling flavors intertwined with discreet spicy terroir flavors. Macerated for up to 30 hours and fermented and aged in 1'200-liter Stücks, this is a full-bodied and dense but elegant and well-balanced dry Riesling. It has ripe, salty acidity that carries this slightly creamy-textured yet refreshing and finessed wine with its fine yet young phenols into a long and well-structured finish. There is a hint of oak and sur-lie aging that gives the Hargardun additional complexity. This is an excellent Riesling with seafood and white meat, but I'd recommend aging it for another 3-5 years. Bottled in September 2016 (screwcap), tasted in November 2017.
91/100 Punkte James Suckling, July 2017 This village wine (Hargardun is the old name for the village of Hallgarten) is brimming with lemon and ripe apple flavors, the palate at once juicy and racy. The finish is very fresh and seriously mineral. Drink through 2022.