Dominik Mueller

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2019 Irene Söngen Spätburgunder Brut Blanc de Noir

Tasting note

2019 Weingut Irene Söngen Spätburgunder Brut Blanc de Noir

Lemon yellow colour with a very faint salmon tint. Toast, sparse fruit, very subtle wild berry flavour. Very elegant and clear. Dry flavour with a fine perlage and animating acidity. Lemon, grapefruit, green apple. Overall, not too fruity here either, although the wine becomes a little sweeter and fruitier with more air and temperature. The finish is of medium length. I really like this sparkling wine from the Rheingau, produced using traditional bottle fermentation. Refreshing, clear, with a great pull. A success!

Drink from 2023 through 2026.

Tasted by Dominik Müller on Thursday, 22 February 2024.


90At this point, we are on the threshold from an above-average wine to an exceptionally good wine. Wines with a DM90 rating are wines that already give us pause. They are obviously very well made, obviously have no faults and, moreover, offer something that makes them stand out. From here on, there is a certain complexity that we can and must engage with. Wines with this rating and above are an enrichment for virtually every wine cellar. In WSET terms, wines with a DM90 rating tend to be at the upper end of a 2.5 WSET score, just shy of 3.0.
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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.
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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: 2019
Grape variety:Pinot Noir
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Producer:Irene Söngen
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