Lovely bright red cherry, strawberry and blackberry fruit and a subtle wisp of smoke. Some dried orangepeel, sandalwood and gamey, new leather notes emerge with time in the glass. The village of Gevrey-Chambertin comes to mind when tasting this. Rich, opulent style with pristine structure. The tannins are present but silky enough for the wine to be very enjoyable now.
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.