The 2019 Berncasteler Doctor Riesling GG is remarkably fine and intense on the nose, where ripe and concentrated but fine and complex (tropical) fruit aromas are displayed and intertwined with very fine crunchy slate aromas. From 80-year-old-vines, this is a dense and sustainably salty yet fine and elegant Doctor with enormous grip and mineral tension. Impressive yet many years too young to be served too soon. Bottled Tasted at the domain in September 2020. Drink: 2025-2040.

93+ points | Stephan Reinhardt,

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 DT2119