The under-estimated Weingut Wwe Dr. H. Thanisch (Erben Thanisch) produced a remarkably open and succulent Kabinett in 2007.
The Weingut Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch - Erben Thanisch can look back on a grandiose reputation. However, very often, mild complaints are made by wine lovers about its wines “no longer being what they were.” This has NOT been our experience with this Estate. Yes, the wines can be somewhat broad bordering on rustic in their youth. But make no mistake, this feeling of broadness and simplicity simply goes away with age when complexity and finesse kick in.
Despite the relatively high prices for its Doctor wines, this remains a somewhat underrated Estate. Yet, it can produce some of the greatest wines in the Mosel, such as the wonderful 2007er Berncasteler Doctor Auslese Auction hammered off at the annual Trier Auction held in 2008.
Wwe Dr. H. Thanisch (Erben Thanisch)
Berncasteler Doctor Riesling Kabinett
It is remarkable how open and friendly this Kabinett has remained over the last months. Other wines from 2007 have started to expand somewhat or closed down and they require much attention, thinking or patience. Not this one. It offers a nice bright white color with yellow reflections. The wine is really great on the nose with powerful yet complex flavors of white peaches, some herbs and good acidity. True to the style of the house, this wine is loaded with quite some residual sugar and will really benefit from further aging. The palate is quite creamy and opulent, but the finish shows great length, zest and purity. The weight and aromatics intensity are really that of a Spätlese rather than Kabinett. But as long as one is aware of this, then it is an utterly enjoyable wine with tons of life ahead. Now-2030
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