Dr. Thanisch Bernkasteler Doctor Kabinett Riesling 2013 Front Label
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Dr. Thanisch Bernkasteler Doctor Kabinett Riesling 2013

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750ML / 7.7% ABV
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750ML / 7.7% ABV

Winemaker Notes

This wine is extremely complex with a tremendous aging potential. Carries an aroma of hot stones, with dark currant and nectarine flavors supported by a lively acidity. Rich and juicy on the finish, offering notes of white chocolate and spice.

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RP 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The delicious, very elegant, lovely mineral and well-balanced 2013 Berncasteler Doctor Riesling Kabinett should be drunk as a juicy Spätlese rather than as a Kabinett. The wine underwent a malolactic fermentation in winter before the alcoholic fermentation restarted and that's not the worst thing that could have happened. In fact it is an excellent wine with just the wrong Prädikat.
WS 92
Wine Spectator
Unctuous, with a lively spiciness to the rich flavors of baked apple, dried apricot and peach cobbler. Fresh acidity supports the lush finish, which is airy yet powerful. Drink now through 2022.
WE 90
Wine Enthusiast
A touch of caramelized sugar adds richness to sweet pineapple and mango notes on this deftly extracted kabinett. The palate dazzles with acidity, but it's balanced in sweetness and a murmur of lime-zest astringency on the finish.
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Dr. Thanisch, Germany
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The internationally renowned estate Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch Erben Müller-Burgraef is located in the picturesque town of Bernkastel-Kues alongside the Mosel River. Here, estate manager Maximilian Ferger cultivates 40 acres of top notch, steep slope Riesling sites. For generations the name Thanisch has been synonymous for luxurious white wines from the Mosel. In 2015, the winery invested into a state-of-the-art estate building made of heat-insulating concrete which allows optimal storage. In the subterranean cellar, temperatures remain perfectly steady. During harvest, the wine gently flows into the respective tanks via “Free Flow” from the press hall into the cellar. The building also makes use of natural resources: rainwater is collected in two underground cisterns and use for cleaning while the winery’s photovoltaic system generates power.

Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch Erben Müller-Burgraef is certified as FAIR’N GREEN, a holistic sustainability assessment which integrates business, environmental and societal goals. Within the scope of the holistic approach to sustainability, the entire management, the outdoor operations, the cellar management and the marketing are constantly optimized.

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Following the Mosel River as it slithers and weaves dramatically through the Eifel Mountains in Germany’s far west, the Mosel wine region is considered by many as the source of the world’s finest and longest-lived Rieslings.

Mosel’s unique and unsurpassed combination of geography, geology and climate all combine together to make this true. Many of the Mosel’s best vineyard sites are on the steep south or southwest facing slopes, where vines receive up to ten times more sunlight, a very desirable condition in this cold climate region. Given how many twists and turns the Mosel River makes, it is not had to find a vineyard with this exposure. In fact, the Mosel’s breathtakingly steep slopes of rocky, slate-based soils straddle the riverbanks along its entire length. These rocky slate soils, as well as the river, retain and reflect heat back to the vineyards, a phenomenon that aids in the complete ripening of its grapes.

Riesling is by far the most important and prestigious grape of the Mosel, grown on approximately 60% of the region’s vineyard land—typically on the desirable sites that provide the best combination of sunlight, soil type and altitude. The best Mosel Rieslings—dry or sweet—express marked acidity, low alcohol, great purity and intensity with aromas and flavors of wet slate, citrus and stone fruit. With age, the wine’s color will become more golden and pleasing aromas of honey, dried apricot and sometimes petrol develop.

Other varieties planted in the Mosel include Müller-Thurgau, Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) and Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc), all performing quite well here.

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Riesling possesses a remarkable ability to reflect the character of wherever it is grown while still maintaining its identity. A regal variety of incredible purity and precision, this versatile grape can be just as enjoyable dry or sweet, young or old, still or sparkling and can age longer than nearly any other white variety. Somm Secret—Given how difficult it is to discern the level of sweetness in a Riesling from the label, here are some clues to find the dry ones. First, look for the world “trocken.” (“Halbtrocken” or “feinherb” mean off-dry.) Also a higher abv usually indicates a drier Riesling.

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