One Bernkasteler Kabinett is not like another, and it’s not only the different spelling of Berncastel that sets the Doctor apart from the Badstube. Of course there is fruit, maybe even a bit more exotic with grapefruit and orange, but the true difference is a far more herbal expression on the nose, refined by a deft cool mineral nuance. Despite its modest alcohol content the texture is generous, the pithy piquancy of the citrus fruit taking the gustatory attention away from the moderate residual sugar, but the true coup de coeur is delivered by a dry flinty minerality on the finish. Not a Kabinett for quaffing. Sip and think. Drink: 2022-2030.
17.5/20 points | Michael Schmidt,

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 DT1119