Apparently, their first vintage of Pinot Noir.  A.P. No.2593049 5519.  The front label said Pinot Noir which is interesting although the importer's (Shiverick) label on the back mentions Spatburgunder.  Presumably made for the export (US) market?  Garnet in color, mostly opaque and bright.  The nose takes a few minutes to open and then shows cherries and black cherries with some spice.  On the palate, this is full bodied with a nice nice texture.  Lots of black cherry fruit.  A bit of anise on the long finish.  Blind, I think I would have guessed Oregon or maybe California here due to all the ripe fruit.  In a tasting of 8 German Pinot's this was certainly the most fruit forward.  Still obviously young, perhaps another five to seven years will calm it down for those looking for more elegance.  I quite enjoyed this as is.  It will continue to drink nicely for a decade.  Great on its own, this will work well with classic Pinot dishes such as roasted duck.  

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