Dominik Mueller

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2013 Philippe Pacalet Meursault

Tasting note

2013 Philippe Pacalet Meursault

Golden yellow colour. Pronounced legs in the glass. On the nose, ripe citrus fruits. Dried oranges, buttery aromas, honey and hazelnuts. Really quite expressive. Full-bodied and fleshy in the mouth, again with ripe fruits showing on the palate. Biscuits, orange marmalade perhaps, lemon tart, ripe Boskoop apples. Long-lasting finish. This is not the most elegant or mineral of Meursault expressions, but it is showing really well and with its richness turns out to be a match even for heartier dishes and desserts as well. Keeping in mind this is a village wine, it is really top quality.

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Tasted by Dominik Müller on Saturday, 7 October 2023.

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92Wines 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 DM92 rating tend to be at the upper 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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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 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: 2013
Style:still (dry)
Grape variety:Chardonnay
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:Philippe Pacalet
Subregion:Côte de Beaune
Appellation:Meursault AOC
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