Dominik Mueller

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2013 Weingut Dr. Heger Spätburgunder Sonett

Tasting note

2013 Dr. Heger Spätburgunder Sonett

Screw cap. Pale ruby red colour, tending slightly towards garnet red. A great, very inviting bouquet of red cherries, wild strawberries and fine spices. A pleasant smell of forest floor and slightly balsamic notes round off the variety of aromas. This mature Pinot Noir is extremely elegant on the palate. A delicate body in a velvety tannin dress. The high, perfectly integrated acidity gives it backbone. The flavour is again dominated by red berries and wild berries, overall beautifully fruity with a very slight sweetness. The finish is of medium length. I think that with 10 years of age, this wine is at its peak now.

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Tasted by Dominik Müller on Saturday, 27 January 2024.

Ratings

Flawed?no
DM:
91Wines 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 DM91 rating tend to be at the lower end of a 3.0 WSET score.
/ 100
WSET:
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.
/ 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: 2013
Colour:red
Style:still (dry)
Assemblage:no
Grape variety:Pinot Noir
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:Weingut Dr. Heger
Country:Germany
Region:Baden
Subregion:n/a
Appellation:n/a
Vineyard:n/a
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