This is one of my favourite wines to blind taste

Weingut Fritz Haag make extremely distinctive wines, which I hope I do a good job of blind tasting. They have a brilliant purity of expression which, whilst you can sometimes confuse with Prum or Thanisch wines, you’d hope to get right. This is because there is a very strong vineyard character which is recognisable vintage after vintage.

Riesling Auslese Brauneberger-Juffer Sonnenuhr 2007, Fritz Haag

An intense, pure nose of lime fruit and slate minerality. This is very focussed and direct. Very beautiful, too, in a linear sort of way. Just smell this and you’ll love it. I love it. The palate is certainly sweet, but it fizzes with fresh acidity and an incredible minerality. There is a real streak of complexity and an wonderfully long finish. The focus is arresting and enlivening. This is a finely sculpted entity of stunning brilliance and as such, this is the kind of thing we really seek out when it comes to German wine. Thrilling.

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