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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Dr. Thanisch Bernkasteler Badstube Kabinett 2010
Dr. Thanisch Bernkasteler Badstube Kabinett 2010
(search item no. 115702)
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Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright golden in color with a flinty minerality and an animating very well integrated tartness. The opulent ripe yellow fruit with pineapple and mango as well as a hint of elderberries and a pinch of salt in the aftertaste make this wine memorable. Very well balanced with lots of facettes.

Matches delicate dishes perfectly. Great with salads, poultry but also with curries or a risotto.

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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.