Friday, July 29, 2011

2008 Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett

2008 Dr. H. Thanisch Riesling Kabinett

2008 Dr. H. Thanisch Riesling Kabinett, QmP Bernkasteler Badstube, Mosel

Why do so many riesling producers reference Dr. in the name? Are they really all doctors, or is this some sort of regional affectation?

It was so naughty watching the label slowly peel itself off the bottle in the ice bath. I liked that a lot. As the great Michael Scott would say, Lets face it, most guys are from the dark ages. They're cavemen, and they like a woman to be showing her cleavage and to be wearing 8 inch heels, and to be wearing see-through under-pants. But for me, a woman looks best when she is just absolutely naked.

The wine was actually bottled under Stelvin, funny considering the labels seem to be hand-glued. Pale colour, pure minerals and lanolin cream. A lovely sort of herbal aroma, very subtle. Pure fruit and elegantly texture on the palate, good dry extract. Acidity lifts up on the finish. These wines, heavily chilled, are the best. Just the best.


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