Dominik Mueller

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2021 Markus Molitor Composition "M"

Tasting note

2021 Markus Molitor Composition 'M'

Having recently tasted another wine from Lidl’s range, today I am tasting the Markus Molitor “Composition M” from the 2021 vintage. In the past, I had already tasted a similar edition by Markus Molitor, namely the “Cuvée Maximilian” for Mövenpick.

Light, transparent colour. Initially somewhat restrained on the nose, discreetly fruity and reminiscent of peach, also somewhat floral. In the mouth, slender with a contained acidity. This is obviously meant to be accessible and suitable for the masses. The exact composition of the cuvée remains a secret, at least it is not stated on the label, but I suspect Riesling, Pinot Blanc and Müller-Thurgau. A little sweetness on the palate, white fruit. The finish, however, is short. What remains is a slightly alcoholic aftertaste. (In this respect, the Composition M unfortunately reminds me of the Weißburgunder edition by Dreissigacker for the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten). Certainly not a repeat purchase, DM83.

Drink through 2023.

Tasted by Dominik Müller on Sunday, 6 August 2023.


83Wines with a DM81 to DM83 rating are -- to different extents -- just slighly below average. That means they have no technical flaws. These wines, however, are typically one-dimensional, short in taste, or lack balance. Insofar, there might be something that I just didn't like while tasting, such as a below-average tanning structure or an acidity that isn't integrated very well. In WSET terms, wines with a DM83 rating will be at the lower end of the WSET 1.0 range.
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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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1Wines with a rating of 1 star are below average in their peer group, slightly 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:Riesling
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:Markus Molitor
Region:Mosel Saar Ruwer
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