What the Critics say
The 2021 Berncasteler Doctor Riesling Auslese shows a clear botrytis tone with notes of tea, crushed stones, herbs, veggies and lemons. Lush and savory on the palate, this is a zesty, very fresh and almost dry-tasting Auslese that will be a lot of fun to drink in 20 years, but for now, this is rather a challenge. 7.5% stated alcohol with no more than 75 grams per liter of residual sugar. Just half of a fuder was selected in 2021. Natural cork. Drink: 2035-2070
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.
|Dr. H. Thanisch