Dominik Mueller

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2007 Weingut Knipser Spätburgunder Reserve

Tasting note

Complex aged pinot noir that shows plenty of secondary and tertiary aromas but still has red fruit to offer. The tannins are very smooth at this point. I think it could even age for a few more years, although it is perfect to enjoy now.

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Tasted by Dominik Müller on Monday, 7 November 2022.

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Ratings

Flawed?no
DM:
93Wines with a rating of DM91 to DM93 are exceptionally good. These are wines that are not just well-made but which have a character of their own that makes them stand out. These wines offer a level of complexity that we can spend a long time with if we want to. In WSET terms, wines with a DM93 rating tend to be at the lower end of a 3.5 WSET score.
/ 100
WSET:
3.5Wines with a 3.5 WSET rating are 'very good' wines -- just shy of 'exceptional' -- according to the WSET scoring system, where we consider balance (B), intensity (I), length (L) and complexity (C). In terms of my personal rating system, wines with a WSET score of 3.5 usually get 93 to 94 DM points.
/ 4.0
Stars:
5Wines with a rating of 5 stars are truly outstanding achievements. They stand proudly at the very top of their peer group.

Jasper Morris of InsideBurgundy.com inspired me to use his 'Five Star Scale' in my tasting notes, too. The limitation of the standard 100-point scale is that in certain appellation hierarchies, such as Burgundy village versus premier cru, the lower-end wines will typically score less than the wines higher up the hierarchy. The five star scale therefore wants to compare a wine to its peers from the same category. It allows for very well-made wines to stand out.
/ 5

Wine details

Vintage: 2007
Colour:red
Style:still (dry)
Assemblage:no
Grape variety:Pinot Noir
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:Weingut Knipser
Country:Germany
Region:Pfalz
Subregion:n/a
Appellation:n/a
Vineyard:n/a
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