Pretty healthy ruby /garnet core and a medium wide garnet rim . On the nose straight from the bottle shows well . Spicy blackcurrant, red plum, cranberry , cedar , touch of iodine and iron filings . Good roundness in the mouth, touch of red plum , blackberry, redcurrant, really good fruit still , slightly cedar, tobacco tinged finish . Nicely rounded ripe tannins , balanced acidity , good length . Drinking at peak at the moment , but can still go on quite a while I would imagine, another 5-10 years perhaps on the basis of this bottle . — 2 months ago
Medium Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits with notes of herbs, citrus and sweet spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry, cranberry and cherry with espresso, vanilla and herb tea spice, well balanced with acidity. Fine soft tannins on a long finish ending with cacao, baking spices and earthy character. Very nice! — 7 days ago
Needs to breathe first!!!
Then, after the reductive stink blows away, shows funky cranberry, light cherry, raindrops on hot rock.
On the palate this is light yet with loads of character. Full of cherry juiciness & freshness, with light yet firm tannins and great flow. Nice depth & precision!
This (at 12% alc) is so drinkable and yet quite serious.
Great stuff! — a month ago
It’s really good, but I wonder if we have a bad bottle? There seems to be some prickly effervescence that doesn’t go away after being open for a day. I’m going to look past it, but I’ll come back to future bottles we have.
Medium rubied color with initial Pinot funk smells: mushrooms, potpourri, cherry, and earth. Has a minerally zing to it, tea, and cranberry. Drinks a little warm.
I’ll sit on my other 2021s for another year or two and try again. This might just be too young. — 3 months ago
2019 | Pinot Noir
Enderle & Moll; Liaison
Rhine Valley; Baden, Germany
(92-93; drink 2024-29, 2H decant)
Paired to duck confit & green lentils, a favorite meal for cats and humans in our humble abode.
After a mere ~13 month wait after receiving into the cellar, we're finally pulling a cork today. This really wants another year to unfurl for my palate. All the hallmarks of this wine are here; ripe black cherry, tree moss, dehydrated strawberry, damp cedar, past season rose, orange zest, slight VA but unobtrusive, medium finish, dried cranberry.
A very special/unique vintage for Liaison based on this commentary from the winemakers:
"Unfortunately, we had quite heavy frost in some of our best red sandstone vineyards last year and additional problems with hail and high fungus pressure, which is the reason why we ultimately decided to only bottle our "Basis", the "Liaison" and our "Muschelkalk" (shell limestone) this year. The barrels from the other top vineyards ended up in our "Liaison", which is ultimately reflected in the quality of this years "Liaison"..."
With the best of luck, this situation will not be repeated; so 2019 drink happily knowing it's a blend of the best grapes. — 2 months ago
Cranberry, forest floor, black tea and plum. — 15 days ago