Dominik Mueller

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2020 Markus Schneider -only Sansibar- Jubiläumswein Udo Lindenberg

Tasting note

2020 Markus Schneider Udo Lindenberg Chardonnay only Sansibar

From the annual collaboration of the winery Markus Schneider in the Palatinate (Pfalz) with the Sansibar on Sylt and German singer Udo Lindenberg (he creates the changing labels).

Light straw yellow. Already at first smell a very sweet bouquet. Ripe, tropical fruits. I’m thinking banana and honeydew melon. On the palate, the opulent sweetness pairs with the light acidity of red apples and a fresh citrus flavour. All in all, round and balanced with good drinkability. Great patio wine for the sunnier days ahead!

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Tasted by Dominik Müller on Thursday, 18 May 2023.


87Wines with a DM87 to DM89 rating are very good wines, more or less above average even in the world of fine wine. That means these wines have been produced really well. They have no flaw whatsoever. Moreover, they have a good balance, elegant tannin structure and a well-integrated acidity. These are wines that I will happily drink up and buy for my own cellar. Then what keeps them from getting a rating in the 90s? While above average and good in practically every way, wines in the DM87 to DM89 range may still not be exceptional in a way that they make you pause and think 'What a wonderful wine this is!' In WSET terms, wines with a DM87 rating tend to be at the lower spectrum of a 2.0 WSET score.
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2.0Wines with a 2.0 WSET rating are '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 2.0 usually get around 87 to 88 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: 2020
Style:still (dry)
Grape variety:Chardonnay
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:Markus Schneider
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