Dominik Mueller

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2021 Nik Weis St. Urbans-Hof Ockfener Bockstein Kabinett

Tasting note

2021 Nik Weis St. Urbans-Hof Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Kabinett

From magnum. Well-balanced off-dry Saar Riesling. Starts out with fresh white fruit (green apples) and tangerines. Underlying these primary characteristics, you find subtle floral notes and first hints of more herbaceous elements, although these will probably show better in the future. Try again from 2026. DM89 at present with potential for more.

Drink from 2026 through 2046.

Tasted by Dominik Müller on Friday, 3 November 2023.

Ratings

Flawed?no
DM:
89Wines 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 DM89 rating tend to be at the lower end of a 2.5 WSET score.
/ 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: 2021
Colour:white
Style:still (off-dry)
Assemblage:no
Grape variety:Riesling
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:Nik Weis St. Urbans-Hof
Country:Germany
Region:Mosel Saar Ruwer
Subregion:n/a
Appellation:n/a
Vineyard:Ockfener Bockstein
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