Dr. Thanisch Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Auslese 1976
"The bottles in this cellar predate this property’s split into two nearly identically-named estates, and the winemaking style of this era distinctly old-fashioned, with the move to stainless steel tanks and state of the art temperature control at least a decade out. Thanisch wines from this era tend to have the stuffing to last.
1976 in contrast to the pinpoint balance of the 1971s, the best producers made wines of opulence and richness, if occasionally flamboyance, owing to the nearly tropical heat wave of late summer." -Le Du's Staff