This is a bottling that saw its first vintage in 2016, the first vintage that I tasted at the estate, a great example of the charm and versatility of the feinherb category of off-dry wines. The ’21 has a pretty serious sense of dry extract/stuffing, and comes across as a fairly dry wine. For everyday versatility with a dry leaning personality, this is wonderful.
“I adore the Badstube wines from Thanisch, as I think that they are wildly underrated due to Badstube being a large appellation with so many mediocre wines made from it. Not chez Thanisch…..their holdings are prime, and thus they offer the quintessential friendly personality of the site with an uncommon sense of depth and complexity. You know by know (most likely) that I adore the Swiss Army Knife versatility of great feinherb, which this bottling regularly exemplifies with a particularly finessed hand……yummy with a side of yummy……
“What a fascinating cool and dark nose this has for the solar vintage! It makes me think of a waterfall surrounded by moss and ferns. On the light and sleek palate this Mosel Kabinett is elegant and restrained. This will strike many wine drinkers around the globe as dry enough. Drink or hold.” 93 Stuart Piggott