Dominik Mueller

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2017 Weingut Robert Weil Kiedricher Riesling trocken

Tasting note

2017 Weingut Robert Weil Kiedricher Riesling trocken

A refreshing village wine by Weingut Robert Weil in Kiedrich in the Rheingau. Light yellow colour. Now already slightly matured, aromas of sweet grapefruit and a herbaceous minerality seduce. On the palate with fine spice, peaches and a precise acidity that lasts long and makes you want to take the next sip. Great drinking flow. The year 2017 was a good wine year in Germany. The Kiedrich Riesling fits into this picture and should continue to develop for some years to come. Pleases very much!

Drink through 2027.

Tasted by Dominik Müller on Saturday, 13 May 2023.

Ratings

Flawed?no
DM:
90At this point, we are on the threshold from an above-average wine to an exceptionally good wine. Wines with a DM90 rating are wines that already give us pause. They are obviously very well made, obviously have no faults and, moreover, offer something that makes them stand out. From here on, there is a certain complexity that we can and must engage with. Wines with this rating and above are an enrichment for virtually every wine cellar. In WSET terms, wines with a DM90 rating tend to be at the upper end of a 2.5 WSET score, just shy of 3.0.
/ 100
WSET:
2.5Wines with a 2.5 WSET rating are 'good' or '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 solid WSET score of 2.5 usually get around 89 to 90 DM points.
/ 4.0
Stars:
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 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: 2017
Colour:white
Style:still (dry)
Assemblage:no
Grape variety:Riesling
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:Weingut Robert Weil
Country:Germany
Region:Rheingau
Subregion:Heiligenstock
Appellation:n/a
Vineyard:n/a
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