Pelz On Wine: 2009 Battenfeld Spanier "Kirchenstueck" Spaetburgunder. If I told you that this #wine, a Pinot Noir from #Germany could rival 1er Cru Burgundy, would you believe me? Attractive cherry fruit, spice, tobacco, earth and menthol. Very intense and vervy and it has tannins in spades. I just love this stuff. This serious Spaet was paired with roasted cornish game hens...in my opinion an ideal match. Can be had from Fass Selections at about $35. No brainer. Thanks @grapelyle.