We have a few cases of this excellent Kabinett from one of our favorite addresses in the Mosel. The Thanisch wines are wonderful with purity, precision, and an unmistakable sense of place. 2019 is a beautiful rendition and surprisingly rare. A few nice notes below; this isn't one to miss.
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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, claimed 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 some of the only bottles available in the USA at great low pricing.
James Suckling 94 points! "The attractive, ripe white-peach, pomegranate and honeysuckle aromas are married to a light body, but this has a great, creamy and silky mouthfeel on the mid-palate that makes it stand out in the category. Very long and seriously mineral finish. Drink or hold."
Wine Enthusiast 94 points! "Dusty slate and earth tones mingle into luscious guava and pink-grapefruit flavors in this decadently fruity kabinett. A sumptuous semi-dry Riesling, it's profoundly ripe and deeply concentrated but zippy and spry, finishing on a long, honeyed streak of lime and lemon acidity. Delicious young but should hold well through 2035"
Wine Advocate (Stephan Reinhardt) 92+ points! "The 2019 Berncasteler Doctor Riesling Kabinett is concentrated yet fine on the nose. Crystalline, refined and salty on the palate, this is a complex and structured Doctor whose sweetness is still dominant yet countered by concise acidity. Tasted at the domain in September 2020."