2012 Franz Hirtzberger Pluris Grauburgunder Smaragd
Decanted this for a good hour and it improved noticeably. The slightly oxidized nose wafts an intriguing arrangement of lemon zest, coarse slate, flint and crushed gravel minerality, banana peel, dried parsley, green apple and a small hit of petrol. The body is a plush medium weight with round, smooth and juicy acid that provides night weight and framing. It kicks off with a variety of peppery yellow, green and orange citrus fruit zest that is quickly followed by a line of salinity, dried tarragon and oregano, green peppercorn and apricot. This goes wide on the salty, savory side - there is little deference to any amount of sweetness on the fruit. For my taste, this is trending in the right direction at this stage in its evolution, and I will stretch the remaining two bottles over the next 3-5 years.
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