After tasting with the estate manager and winemaker Maximilian F.W. Ferger a few years back, we concluded that these wines are exceptional. The 'Doctor' Vineyard, named after an English king, claiming he was cured by the wine the vineyard produced, stating, "the wine was the true doctor." This vineyard is the oldest in the Mosel area and dates back over 200 years. Berncasteler Doctor is highly concentrated, with an intense flinty minerality, white-fleshed fruits, flower blossom, herbal, and hay nuances. The palate has a gentle sweetness, and like many top-notch Rieslings, the sweetness does not dominate the palate but adds to the complexity, thanks to an incredible laser-focused acidity. This very impressive juice that lingers on the palate for minutes and keeps you coming back for more. We are always happy to be one of the first to offer the new vintages of this wine, and right now, we have the only bottles available in the USA. 2020 should be incredible and holds an incredible value for a wine so rich in history and quality and a great buy not just for Riesling but for the old-world white wine.
James Suckling 95 points! "Archetypal Mosel Kabinett with finesse that makes it stand out in this category. Wonderful, ripe honeydew-melon and jasmine nose with a flinty touch. So much fruit and wet-stone minerality is packed into this sleek silhouette and the wine balances on the point of a needle, the delicate touch of sweetness counterpointing exactly the spring-like freshness. Drink or hold."