Dominik Mueller

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2021 Weingut Felix Weber Wiltinger Braunfels Volz Junior Spätlese feinherb

Tasting note

2021 Felix Weber Wiltinger Braunfels Volz Junior Spätlese

Clear, pale lemon yellow. On the nose, a clean, medium-intensity bouquet with floral notes of blossom, lemon, lime, green apple and peach. On the palate, the Spätlese has a clean flavour, medium sweetness and high acidity. The very fresh flavour again reveals the notes from the nose: citrus fruits, this time including oranges, as well as peach and a hint of pineapple. As expected, the alcohol is low. The flavour intensity is medium, while the body is rather lean. Fresh, precise. The acidity has a strong attack, but is by no means unpleasant. The finish is medium and is carried by sweet citrus fruits. I do not perceive any secondary flavours, the wine follows a straightforward, precise style.

Drink through 2027.

Tasted by Dominik Müller on Sunday, 17 December 2023.


88Wines 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 DM88 rating tend to be at the upper end 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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3Wines with a rating of 3 stars are very well-made. They exceed expectations and are well above average within their peer group.

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 (off-dry)
Grape variety:Riesling
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:Weingut Felix Weber
Region:Mosel Saar Ruwer
Vineyard:Wiltinger Braunfels
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