Lush Pinot character - quite full, with lots of cooked summer fruits and gamey, orangepeel and sandalwood notes, with an opulent texture, and mouth-coating tannins. Johannes told us he recently opened a bottle from 2008 that was drinking perfectly. This really is freakishly good-value.
From the southernmost vineyard in Germany, where unrivalled sun hours combine with the sort of clay-limestone soil which provides the very best expression for Pinot Noir - entschuldigung, Spätburgunder - Schneider must go down as one of our most best ever finds. Price-wise, this is such good value that you many never drink Burgundy Pinot again.