2016 Weingut Rainer Schnaitmann Simonroth Lemberger Wurttemberg Germany
Garnet red in the glass with a ruby red rim. The aroma spectrum ranges from floral and spice notes such as bourbon vanilla, pine needles, violets, thyme, juniper, laurel, iodized salt, raw and smoked meat, to fine fruit accents with cassis, red currant, sour and black cherry, plum and blackberry. Classy and complex on the palate. Wild, spicy, berry, animating juicy acidity, robust ripe tannins, tightly woven structure. Full-bodied taste with a lot of freshness and great length.
Ideal alongside Swabian cuisine, braised and roasted meat, goulash, game and game poultry.
Schnaitmann's 2016 Lemberger Steinwiege (Dry Estate) opens with a terribly pure, fresh and pristine sour cherry, blueberry, cranberry and mulberry bouquet on the spicy/fruity nose. With floral flavors on the palate and in the aftertaste, along with perfectly ripe and juicy dark fruit aromas, this is a super juicy and stimulating Lemberger with good concentration and fine tannin grip. The best Steinwiege I have tasted so far. Highly recommended.
Rated 90 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate