Dominik Mueller

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2021 Weingut Kesselring Gewürztraminer trocken

Tasting note

Dry Gewürztraminer from the Palatinate (Pfalz), organic and vegan, 13.0%. At this point still a young wine, light yellow to transparent colour. Somewhat closed in the nose, with a discreet floral bouquet. On the palate, as expected, little acidity, primarily fruity sweetness of tangerines. Spicier at the end and relatively long lasting.

Drink from 2022 through 2025.

Tasted by Dominik Müller on Thursday, 7 April 2022.


84Wines that have a DM84 to DM86 rating are average on a fine wine level. That means the wines have been produced well, they have no apparent flaws or big imbalances that would put me off. On the other hand, they lack features that make them stand out in a positive way, such as a complex flavour profile or a very elegant tannin structure. Put differently, if offered a glass, I will gladly drink it. I might even have another one. Would I buy a bottle from this category for my own cellar? I might, yes. For example, wines with a DM84 to DM86 rating are usually not too demanding, so they can be a good fit for guests who are beginners to fine wine or very casual drinkers. In the WSET world, wines with a DM84 rating will be at the upper end of a 1.0 WSET score.
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1.0Wines with a 1.0 WSET rating are judged as 'average'. In the WSET scoring system, where we consider balance (B), intensity (I), length (L) and complexity (C), these wines managed to get at least one point or two half points in either of these four categories. In terms of my personal rating system, wines with a WSET score of 1.0 tend to have around 83 to 84 DM points.
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2Wines with a rating of 2 stars are well-made and of average quality relative to their peer group. Perfectly enjoyable and certainly not disappointing.

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: 2021
Style:still (dry)
Grape variety:Gewürztraminer
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Producer:Weingut Kesselring
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