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Schnaitmann James Suckling Reviews

ABS Wine Agencies, Thu 05 Nov 2020

Schnaitmann James Suckling Reviews

Congratulations to Schnaitmann on their results from James Suckling 


Schnaitmann Lemberger Württemberg Simonroth 2018
Rating: 93 Points

“Full nose that’s brimming with elderberries and cassis, plus delicate rose, cinnamon and black-pepper notes. Then comes a much sleeker and much more sharply focused wine that the nose suggested, with excellent concentration and a long finish that’s simultaneously crisp and creamy. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.”


Schnaitmann Spätburgunder Württemberg Simonroth 2018
Rating: 93 Points

“Quite oaky and tannic at the moment, this young pinot noir tastes a bit like sucking on a cherry stone. But as it aerates, the fruit expands and the concentration shows on the finely nuanced, long finish. Better from 2021.” 


Schnaitmann Frühburgunder Württemberg Simonroth 2018
Rating: 92 Points

“Fragrant with a ton of rose petals, ripe red fruit and delicate spice. Very silky and caressing, but also fresh on the palate. This is a delicious, lighter red. Drink now.”


Schnaitmann Grauburgunder Württemberg Lämmler GG 2018
Rating: 94 Points

“The full, copper color (almost certainly from fermentation on the skins) and the touch of funk (from reduction) on the nose announce that this is a self-consciously alternative German pinot gris. However, I really like the balance of caramelized-pear and quince character, the dryness and the discreet tannins on the palate. Just wait until you taste this with roast heritage-breed pork! From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.”


Schnaitmann Riesling Württemberg Götzenberg GG 2018
Rating: 92 Points

“Where are the oysters? Quite funky (from reduction), but there’s plenty of ripe pear and candied-lemon there, too. Considerable power and substance, but also a crisp, mineral acidity that gives it quite a lot of energy and some bite at the properly dry finish. From organically grown grapes. Drinkable now, but better in 2021.” 


Schnaitmann Riesling Württemberg Lämmler GG 2018
Rating: 89 Points

“This is quite an extreme wine that may appeal to some natural wine fans. Lots of candied-apple character and a whiff of funk (from reduction) on the nose. But on the palate, this powerful dry riesling is still pretty austere with rather strong tannins and tart acidity that the mineral notes only just balance. From organically grown grapes. May improve with more bottle age.” 


Schnaitmann Lemberger Württemberg Lämmler GG 2018
Rating: 95 Points

“Although this is only just beginning to open up, it already has great finesse with all the black berries you can imagine, plus clove, black pepper and a hint of olive. Great concentration, but remains so vibrant and fresh that it’s really hard to resist. Very long, clean and mineral finish. Great aging potential. From organically grown grapes. Better from 2021.” 


Schnaitmann Spätburgunder Württemberg Lämmler GG 2018
Rating: 94 Points

“Deep, smoky, earthy and vegetal aromas, as well as a ton of forest-berry notes. A concentrated but lithe palate with an excellent balance of ripe fruit, generous tannins and lively acidity through the long finish. Better from 2021.”


Schnaitmann Sauvignon Blanc Württemberg Ilfinger Trocken 2019
Rating: 94 Points

“A complex sauvignon that you could mistake for a top Pouilly-Fumé from the Loire with great cassis, gooseberry and grapefruit-zest notes, but also a range of herbs, from sage to Thai basil. Only medium-bodied, but with plenty of structure, this has the juiciness and concentration to carry the slightly austere mineral finish beautifully. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.”