One of the best tastings I have ever attended was at Thanisch; great wines were shown by the charming owner. There are two Thanischs is Bernkastel, this is the best one.
Riesling Spatlese Berncasteler Doctor 1998, Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch (Erben Thanisch)
This has a very pure, focused nose of lime and minerals; linear and direct is a classic Berncasteler Doctor aroma. The palate is most delicious, some sweetness with great citrus fruit and a pronounced stony character. The acidity is really lively. Real balance, elegance and finesse here. The finish is very long, with great complexity and style. This may be a lesser vintage, but the wine is simply superb and it is up from drinking now.