2015 André Macionga Cuvée Schneider ‘KamaNima’ Rotwein, Pfalz
André Macionga, a German sommelier, named 2013 «sommelier of the year» F.A.Z. and 2017 «host of the year» in the Gault & Millau guide has always had a passion for diving into the world of flavors.
With selected winegrowers, Andre makes and sells wine he likes to drink and recommend.
Overall Tasting Impressions
A stunning piece of winemaking this red wine is!
It features a powerful and controlled fruity expression. The power of red berry ripeness provides a sweet-tasting feel of gorgeously ripe fruit, but kept fresh and lively by the acidity.
The obvious oaky notes are here to serve the whole, augmenting it with spices and layers of depth.
Utterly smooth and vibrantly fruity, Kamanima delivers many layers of complexity in an absolute balance, always on the salivating and enjoyable side of things, for an utterly-interesting and pleasurable tasting experience.
When to Drink?
It IS certainly enjoyable to drink now, featuring great balance, complexity and depth already. Yet, all its components, the acidity and the dense silky tannic structure, this is also a wine built to age and improve for many years.
If you’re looking for more profound forest floor tones, and a tempered fruity expression, give it another 3 to 5 years, 10 to 15 if you’re patient enough. The wine will certainly have developed even further character and uniqueness by then.
Full Tasting Notes
This German red comes in a pretty dense and dark red color. A dark red to the core and an intense red with hues of purple to the rim. Looking youthful and concentrated.
Smell the wine, and you’ll find a deep and captivating nose. Gorgeous and pungent notes of fresh but ripe red berries are dominant. Blackberry, dark red berry, and a hint of strawberry jam come with well-integrated oaky tones of wood smoke and vanilla. Clearly there is a sense of spiciness, black pepper and chili, tobacco and a hint of forest floor adding an intriguing depth and a sense of seriousness to an otherwise delightfully fruity aromatic profile.
The palate is utterly soft and smooth, tasting like a cloud of gorgeous jammy red berries and dark cocoa flavors. It’s a black forest cake, without the weight and the sweetness, and augmented by oaky vanilla and peppery spices. Dry with a solid acidity, the wine is very balanced by an oily texture and silky tannins.
A positive savory bitterness develops towards the finish, with salivating vegetal tones like biting into a cinnamon stick, all on the enjoyable side though and adding character and uniqueness to the tasting experience.
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