Dominik Mueller

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2021 Wine Girls United Sunny Cuvée Weiß trocken

Tasting note

Pale lemon yellow. Clean bouquet, immediately fruity: Passion fruit, mango, lychee, peach, lime. Ticks all the boxes of its grape varieties Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Pinot Blanc. Unfortunately, the wine is less seductive on the palate. The fruitiness and acidity do not quite go hand in hand for my taste. I’m even inclined to say the acidity isn’t integrated well, standing out awkwardly as a result.

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Tasted by Dominik Müller on Sunday, 21 January 2024.

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82Wines 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 DM82 rating will usually have a 0.5 WSET rating, just short of a 1.0 rating.
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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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2Wines with a rating of 2 stars are well-made and of average quality relative to their peer group. Perfectly enjoyable and certainly not 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:Sauvignon Blanc
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:Wine Girls United
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