We jokingly referred to these as “bathtub wines” It turns out that that is precisely why they were named, after public baths used by returning crusaders.
"This is benchmark stuff. It presents a smoky, flinty, mineral nose progressing towards a plump, rather luscious attack, honeyed orchard and stone fruit and hints of flowers.
Luxuriant and seductive on the palate – the grapes are late-picked here bunch by bunch to secure optimal ripeness- there is nonetheless a seam of refreshing acidity which continues throughout a long, layered, poised finish
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Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett Dr H Thanisch (Thanisch) 2017
Germany produces some of the world’s very finest white wines, presenting natural, grapey richness complemented by racy acidity. A really fine example sets off a roller coaster of emotion akin to a skilfully played piece of music.