Bears all the hallmarks of spontaneous fermentation on the nose, not in a pungent medicinal way, but with a clean herbal freshness which still leaves room for a most unusual association of honey on slate. The palate opens with a delightfully juicy presentation of fruit, grapefruit, orange and peach well complemented by a generous liquid expression of minerality. Fresh sappy herbs have the final say. Too easy to drink it now, but with the promise of greater complexity to come. Drink: 2022-2030.
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.

(DT1219)

Grape Variety Riesling
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Dr. H. Thanisch
SKU DT1219