If the nose of the Kabinett and Spätlese were still significantly shaped by a herbal influence, the fragrance of the Auslese entices with a delightful composition of floral and citrus fruit aromas. Hints of lanolin and honey just drift across the olfactory perception. On the palate the ripeness of mostly tropical-fruit flavours borders on raisiny concentration, its sweet generosity barely contained by juicy acidity. Despite its low alcohol, an almost liqueur-like liquid. A delicate bitter piquancy on the finish reflects a valid effort by herbal and mineral compounds to make their contribution to the overall expression. Drink: 2021-2035.
18/20 points | Michael Schmidt, JancisRobinson.com
The Thanisch family has cultivated wine continuously since the year 1636 and can look back on a history covering more than 375 years. The estate has been run as a family business for 11th generation, of which the last four generations were women. The boutique estate is 7 ha (16 acres) in size, including the most famous vineyard in Germany, the Berncasteler Doctor and the top vineyards Bernkasteler Badstube, Bernkasteler Lay and Bernkasteler Graben. All of the vineyards are planted with 100% Riesling vines, most of which are mature and on original rootstocks.


Grape Variety Riesling
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Dr. H. Thanisch
SKU DT1319