A typical Wednesday evening in Sydney: 7.2% alcohol. There is a light note of kerosene to start things off, along with some pungent floral notes, orange peel and peach. It is perhaps slightly more sweet than I expected but it isn't at all a problem as the balance is excellent. Fantastic carry and it leaves a sensation of both finesse and outright pure fruited deliciousness. Showing really well now but will continue to change and should be a fascinating wine over the next 10 years I think.
One of the first Fritz Haag wines I've "gotten", this has the powdered sugar attack and the dry extract of the younger bottles, but in place of the midpalate hole of the 1997 and younger examples, this has filled out with a savory, almost bacon like note; the impression the wine leaves is not entirely unlike a honey-glazed ham. Well balanced, clean of botrytis and (mostly) petrol. There was a greenish glint to the light yellow color; an extremely youthful wine at age 30.
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