Bernkasteler Doctor Wine

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Bernkasteler Doctor (Doktor) is one of the most famous and prestigious Riesling vineyards  in Germany, located within Bernkastel in the Mosel. The name is said to derive from the 14th century story of Kurfürst (Prince Elector of the Holy Roman Empire) Boehmond II, Archbishop of Trier, who was staying at Landshut Castle when he was suddenly overcome by a deathly illness. Many curatives were attempted, but nothing seemed to revive him. Then he drank the local wine and within a few days he made a full recovery. Thus, this wine from this place was proclaimed the Mosel’s best “doktor.” 

This small plot only covers 3.25 acres (1.8 ha) of land, with steep, south-facing slopes and slate soils. The slopes are so steep that all picking must be done by hand and the grapes are sent back down for production via a system of wired trolleys. The vines here gain further prestige by having been spared the phylloxera infestation that forced so many vineyards in the world to rip up plantings Read more »

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  • Dr. Thanisch Bernkasteler Doctor Riesling Kabinett 2010

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    This is rather pretty, showing off plenty of white floral notes along with dried lemon rind and pretty, slightly exotic fruit aromas that recall mangosteens and almost hint at lychees. Just a touch diffuse in the mouth, but does show classic sweet/tart fruit. The flavors are bright with notes of baked green apple lurking under beautiful lime fla... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Dr. Thanisch Bernkasteler Doctor Riesling Kabinett 2010

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    This is rather pretty, showing off plenty of white floral notes along with dried lemon rind and pretty, slightly exotic fruit aromas that recall mangosteens and almost hint at lychees. Just a touch diffuse in the mouth, but does show classic sweet/tart fruit. The flavors are bright with notes of baked green apple lurking under beautiful lime fla... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Wegeler Riesling Auslese Bernkasteler Doctor 2004

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    If you don't like sweet German rieslings, you're crazy. If you do, this is one awesome wine. Incredibly well balanced between sweet and tart, and deeper than a South African gold mine. Folks, this is nearly as good as it gets. Another 10 years in the cellar and it would have me weeping with joy. If you're lucky enough to find one of these rare g... Read More

    Wine review by fooie


  • Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch Erben Müller-Burggraef Bernkasteler Doctor Riesling Beerenauslese 2002

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    No written review

    Wine review by Maestro232


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