Dominik Mueller

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2020 Gut Oggau Timotheus

Tasting note

2020 Gut Oggau Timotheus

Golden yellow colour tending towards old gold and orange. Cloudy. Unusual, intense odour. Not exactly flattering. Somewhat yellow-fruity, apple, mirabelle plum, but clearly on the crumbly side. Dried orange peel. Ginger. Unfortunately, horse stables and wet hay cover up the fruit, which is not fresh anyway. Even with air, this doesn't really go away.

Tart tannins on the palate, a third of the wine was fermented on the skins, but with a surprisingly lean body. After the first loud impression, there is a striking lack of substance. Bitter flavour, citrus peel again. Some lemon and grapefruit, sour but also watery. The finish is not too long. Unfortunately, the taste doesn't come across as pure.

What can I say about a wine like this without being disrespectful to the work of the winemakers? Having already tasted a red wine from the estate a year ago and having given it a favourable review (2015 Joschuari), I was very open to this one. I was keen to find positive aspects, but in the end I have to say that after more than an hour the rest of the bottle ended up in the sink. I find it hard to explain the huge discrepancy. I'm happy with a natural approach, but the end result has to be a high-quality product. It shouldn't be a product of chance. In my opinion, this wine should have been labelled as faulty by the producer and should not have been allowed onto the market. Especially taking into account a bottle costs between 40 and 50 euros!

Undrinkable.

Tasted by Dominik Müller on Saturday, 13 April 2024.

Ratings

Flawed?no
DM:
0Wines with a DM0 rating have serious faults or impurities that stand in the way of any enjoyment. An undrinkable wine.
/ 20 ("poor")
Stars:
0Wines with a rating of 0 stars are extremely poor relative to their peer group.
/ 5

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Wine details

Vintage: 2020
Colour:white
Style:still (dry)
Assemblage:yes
Grape variety:Grüner Veltliner
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:Gut Oggau
Country:Austria
Region:Burgenland
Subregion:Neusiedlersee
Appellation: n/a
Vineyard: n/a
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