2020 Dr. H. Thanisch Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett Feinherb

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  • 3x 93 Point Riesling Kabinett
  • "Exuberant Riesling" ~WS
  • Old Vine Mosel Riesling 
  • Flagship German Producer
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About the Wine

Wine Enthusiast says this wine is "an immediately thirst-quenching, hedonistic delight with a penetrating, long finish." We agree.

The wine-growing tradition of the Dr. Hugo Thanisch family can be traced back more than 350 years. In 1636, the name was mentioned for the first time in the registers of Bernkastel-Kues. The quality of the family’s wines soon extended their excellent reputation far beyond the Mosel valley. At the end of the 18th Century, the Thanisch’s acquired the Berncasteler Doctor vineyard, a very steep site with a deep devon slate structure, situated behind and overlooking the rooftops of the quaint old town of Bernkastel. The Doctor's name originates in a legend about Prince Boemond II of Trier who fell sick and then was cured by a wine from this vineyard. The medicinal powers of fine wines are today being rediscovered! Without a doubt, the Doctor Vineyard is the most valuable and famous German site.

The Thanisch estate includes over 30 acres of vineyards located on the best sites of “the best place for Riesling in the world” a.k.a Mosel Valley. Mosel is, in Wine Spectator’s words “one of the most striking wine regions on Earth.”

This wine comes from Badstube, the Bernkasteler Badstube comprises six of the best vineyard sites in Bernkastel. The growing site’s soil features a fine slate that stores water extremely well. Very lively and fresh Rieslings grow here with racy and stable acidity and extraordinary potential for development.

Finherb is a term to describe an off-dry wine similar to Halbtrocken. This wine has 22 g/L residual sugar.

Tasting Notes: 100% Riesling. 22 g/L residual sugar.
See Critical Reviews for detailed tasting notes.


A Margarita-like rim of salt and smoke edges sun-drenched lime, lemon, and green apple flavors in this true-to-type kabinett from the Middle Mosel. Luminous in fruit yet steely and spry, it's an immediately thirst-quenching, hedonistic delight with a penetrating, long finish. ~93 Wine Enthusiast 

So much apricot and honeysuckle here, and all you need to do is lean back and let it wash over you. But what makes this wine irresistible is all the charm and spring-meadow freshness at the very clean finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap. ~93 James Suckling

Brilliant aromas of jasmine, peach, lime and slate mark this exuberant Riesling. Charming, harmonious and vibrant, with a long aftertaste echoing the fruit, floral and mineral notes. Drink now through 2028. 1,000 cases made, 750 cases imported. ~93 Wine Spectator

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