Friedrich Becker, Spätburgunder Cuvée Pinard 2006
When we poured this wine, we were a little surprised - the colour is a fairly dark red that seemed unusually intense for a (German) Pinot. The nose, however, is quite typical for this grape and combines cherries and berries with creamy-smoky bread and a hint of pepper.
In the mouth, cherries again and woodland berries, bread, some pepper, a hint of morbid vegetable and surprisingly creamy tannins. Just a really well balanced and drinkable Pinot Noir!
Had this during the holidays, as it so happens, and I agree completely. Seemed simplisticly fruity at first, but as soon as the smoky berries and the autumn leaves started coming out, I was happy.