Dominik Mueller

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2020 Markus Molitor Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Kabinett (Goldkapsel)

Tasting note

2020 Markus Molitor Ürziger Würzgarten Kabinett Goldkapsel

Pale lemon yellow. Wonderful bouquet of white peach, wild strawberry, and mandarin, plus creamy and herbal notes. Lightly reductive. Slightly less intense than I remember from both the 2016 and 2018 vintage, perhaps a little closed down at the moment. Richly textured mouthfeel. Soft and creamy with a good acidity that offers structure. Fresh apple, mandarin, orange, sweet pineapple. Fruity in style with the herbal touch so typical of the Ürziger Würzgarten. Long finish. Needs more time to fully open up.

Drink from 2027 through 2047.

Tasted by Dominik Müller on Sunday, 31 March 2024.


91Wines 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 DM91 rating tend to be at the lower end of a 3.0 WSET score.
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3.0Wines with a 3.0 WSET rating are clearly 'very good' wines 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 3.0 usually get 91 to 92 DM points.
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4Wines with a rating of 4 stars are excellent wines in their category. They are almost at the top of their peer group in terms of quality.

Jasper Morris of 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.
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Wine details

Vintage: 2020
Style:still (off-dry)
Grape variety:Riesling
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:Markus Molitor
Region:Mosel Saar Ruwer
Vineyard:Ürziger Würzgarten
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