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Date Printed: 7/28/2014
Dr. Thanisch Bernkasteler Badstube Kabinett 2001
Dr. Thanisch Bernkasteler Badstube Kabinett 2001
(search item no. 56068)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/28/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"This Riesling is marked by its piquant acidity, which drives the dense, creamy lime and slate flavors. It's compact and slightly rustic now, yet has a distinctive coconut aftertaste. Give it time to integrate all the elements. Drink now through 2010."
-Wine Spectator
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About Dr. Thanisch:

The wine-growing tradition of the 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.

Quality is still the standard of the Thanisch family estate. A great part of this quality is due to the Doctor Cellar which is hewn deep into the rocks beneath the vineyard. Here all Thanisch wines are matured in tradional old oak Fuder casks at a constant year-round temperature of 8 C (45 F). Recently, the family has invested heavily into modern technology, gentle handling of uncrushed grapes and cold, controlled fermentation. The estate is today owned by Margrit Mueller-Burggraef, a grand-daughter of Dr Hugo Thanisch.