Dominik Mueller

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2010 Cave Vinicole de Hunawihr Pinot Noir Cuvée 8

Tasting note

2010 Cave Vinicole de Hunawihr Pinot Noir Cuvée 8

Transparent, dark red Pinot colour with brick red rim. This aged wine still beguiles with a red berry fruity aroma accompanied by leather and a slight spiciness that gets better with every minute in the glass. In the mouth a slender body with soft tannins. On the palate, fruity sour cherry that lasts long. Very marked by the fruit and supported by a well integrated acidity. We finally had the Pinot Noir with a rustic ragout of leg of lamb with rosemary, mushrooms and pasta. As a food companion, the wine could stand out even more. Had I known that this 2010 was shining so brightly at the moment, I certainly would have gotten myself more than one bottle.

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Tasted by Dominik Müller on Saturday, 18 February 2023.


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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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 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: 2010
Style:still (dry)
Grape variety:Pinot Noir
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:Cave Vinicole de Hunawihr
Appellation:Alsace AOC
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