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2015 André Macionga Cuvée Schneider ‘KamaNima’ Rotwein, Pfalz


Rating: 93+/100

André Macionga, a German sommelier, named 2013 «sommelier of the 12 months» F.A.Z. and 2017 «host of the 12 months» within the Gault & Millau information has at all times had a ardour for diving into the world of flavors.

With chosen winegrowers, Andre makes and sells wine he likes to drink and advocate.

Kamanina is made by Markus Schneider within the Pfalz area of Germany, from a mix of Blaufränkisch, Syrah, and Portugieser aged in oak barrels, deciding on a number of the finest barrels of the property.

Total Tasting Impressions

A shocking piece of winemaking this crimson wine is!

It incorporates a highly effective and managed fruity expression. The ability of crimson berry ripeness supplies a sweet-tasting really feel of gorgeously ripe fruit, however saved contemporary and full of life by the acidity.

The plain oaky notes are right here to serve the entire, augmenting it with spices and layers of depth.

Totally easy and vibrantly fruity, Kamanima delivers many layers of complexity in an absolute stability, at all times on the salivating and pleasurable aspect of issues, for an utterly-interesting and pleasurable tasting expertise.

When to Drink?

It IS definitely pleasurable to drink now, that includes nice stability, complexity and depth already. But, all its parts, the acidity and the dense silky tannic construction, that is additionally a wine constructed to age and enhance for a few years.

If you happen to’re in search of extra profound forest ground tones, and a tempered fruity expression, give it one other Three to five years, 10 to 15 if you happen to’re affected person sufficient. The wine will definitely have developed even additional character and uniqueness by then.

Full Tasting Notes

This German crimson is available in a reasonably dense and darkish crimson shade. A darkish crimson to the core and an intense crimson with hues of purple to the rim. Trying youthful and concentrated.

Odor the wine, and also you’ll discover a deep and fascinating nostril. Beautiful and pungent notes of contemporary however ripe crimson berries are dominant. Blackberry, darkish crimson berry, and a touch of strawberry jam include well-integrated oaky tones of wooden smoke and vanilla. Clearly there’s a sense of spiciness, black pepper and chili, tobacco and a touch of forest ground including an intriguing depth and a way of seriousness to an in any other case delightfully fruity fragrant profile.

The palate is totally comfortable and easy, tasting like a cloud of beautiful jammy crimson berries and darkish cocoa flavors. It’s a black forest cake, with out the burden and the sweetness, and augmented by oaky vanilla and peppery spices. Dry with a stable acidity, the wine could be very balanced by an oily texture and silky tannins.

A optimistic savory bitterness develops in direction of the end, with salivating vegetal tones like biting right into a cinnamon stick, all on the pleasurable aspect although and including character and uniqueness to the tasting expertise.

Get pleasure from 🙂

Julien Miquel

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Schneider KamaNima Label Photographs

2015 Caractères André Lurton ‘Initiales’ Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux


Rating: 89/100

Tasting Notes

This Bordeaux crimson from the Haut-Medoc space is available in a reasonably darkish crimson colour for the model, trying comparatively dense and intense.

The nostril is pungently fruity and options highly effective vanilla aromas. Darkish cherry, blackberry and recent raspberry notes present a vigorous fruity really feel to the fragrant profile, whereas hints of toast, caramel and the vanilla add generosity and enchantment. Spicy white pepper and chili are clearly to be smelt too.

The palate is comfortable and reasonably oily at first, fairly clean, though grippy and edgy tannins kick in from the mid-palate on and grip your style buds o the end, considerably in a typical Bordeaux wine trend. Strong salivating acidity nicely balanced by a round-enough physique.

Once more, flavors are beneficiant, fruity and wealthy from ripe berry characters mixed with spherical oaky notes.

Total

A well-made, ripe, generously fruity and spicy Bordeaux wine, approachable in model, but delivering layers of sentimental roundness and a lovely spiciness.

Take pleasure in 🙂

Julien Miquel

André Lurton Initiales Haut-Médoc Label Pictures