Dominik Mueller

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2020 Château de Durette Régnié "The M Line"

Tasting note

2020 Château de Durette Régnié The M Line

100% Gamay, vinified in 1,000-litre foudres. Clear light ruby red in colour. Quite fragrant on the nose with a clean bouquet of red fruits. Red cherries, wild strawberries, red plums. Intensity is medium. No secondary aromas. The alcohol is medium, the tannins are finely integrated. The finish, too, is medium. This is an elegant and fruity Gamay. It was a very good fit for our goose dish. I like it!

Drink from 2023 through 2026.

Tasted by Dominik Müller on Thursday, 14 December 2023.


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.
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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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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: 2020
Style:still (dry)
Grape variety:Gamay
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:Château de Durette
Appellation:Régnié AOC
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