After a few funny try-outs with the lower end of german wines, which is not advisable, I turned to France. So yesterday night wine in Fridrichheim here in Berlin was from Rhone made on 50% syrah and 50% grenache. No regrets.
Domaine de Grangeneuve Terre d'espices 2006
Notes of coffe, horse-saddle, wet gras, and liqurice. Very fine mineral structure with a great after taste of pepper on the backend. 90P, 15€ locally bought.
....Still seaching for the fine Spätburgunder.