Enderle & Moll

Liaison Pinot Noir

9.2426 ratings
9.295 pro ratings
Baden, Germany
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Yaaaa this is in a great place. Nose is sick. Huge levels of insanely complex spice. Xmas spices galore. Just wow. Pine resin. Wow. Smells like $150 Burgundy. Palate is juicy, nimble and racy. But also some but not much sweet fruit. Really elegant and has perfect balance. So juicy and insanely fresh. So complex. This is peaking. Wow. Yes. A 9.5 tonight.

Yaaaa this is in a great place. Nose is sick. Huge levels of insanely complex spice. Xmas spices galore. Just wow. Pine resin. Wow. Smells like $150 Burgundy. Palate is juicy, nimble and racy. But also some but not much sweet fruit. Really elegant and has perfect balance. So juicy and insanely fresh. So complex. This is peaking. Wow. Yes. A 9.5 tonight.

Oct 14th, 2022
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

In a wonderful place. Nose of spice and resin, pine needles, cherries, herbs, dried hay, citrus rind and more. This has gotten so much better since its awkward youth. Palate is fresh and linear with terrific acids and lean, fresh cherry fruit. Lovely length and purity. Air will improve but what an effort in a hard vintage.

In a wonderful place. Nose of spice and resin, pine needles, cherries, herbs, dried hay, citrus rind and more. This has gotten so much better since its awkward youth. Palate is fresh and linear with terrific acids and lean, fresh cherry fruit. Lovely length and purity. Air will improve but what an effort in a hard vintage.

Sep 7th, 2022
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Huge ripeness. Gorgeous acidity. Gorgeous freshness. Very mineral. So juicy and invigorating!

Huge ripeness. Gorgeous acidity. Gorgeous freshness. Very mineral. So juicy and invigorating!

Aug 22nd, 2022
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

The nose jumps out of the glass like it’s barefoot and the glass is on fire. Stunningly expressive. Wild black/red cherries and wild raspberries. A hint of that natural funk that adds and does not subtract. Floral and expansive. Dense. 9.7 nose. Just amazing. Mesmerizing. Palate is sweet, silky and refined. Ripe and sweet tannins and unreal texture. Sappy and so deep. Finish stamps your palate. This is so showing so well. This bottle at this stage in its life is the best Liaison I’ve ever had. So complex on the finish with deep minerals and very serious fruit that busts through all the tannins.

The nose jumps out of the glass like it’s barefoot and the glass is on fire. Stunningly expressive. Wild black/red cherries and wild raspberries. A hint of that natural funk that adds and does not subtract. Floral and expansive. Dense. 9.7 nose. Just amazing. Mesmerizing. Palate is sweet, silky and refined. Ripe and sweet tannins and unreal texture. Sappy and so deep. Finish stamps your palate. This is so showing so well. This bottle at this stage in its life is the best Liaison I’ve ever had. So complex on the finish with deep minerals and very serious fruit that busts through all the tannins.

Jul 16th, 2022
Rob Brobst III

I’ll let ya know.

I’ll let ya know.

Mar 4th, 2022
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

The legendary 2019. A stunning bottle. Nose starts out quiet but one can tell it’s all there. Rose petals. Vivid mid season cherry. Spices galore. Haunting. Ethereal. Classic Liaison. It opens up every 30 seconds or so aromatically. Wow. Nose is a 9.6. This is the best one since 15. Palate is so juicy, so lithe, so elegant and full of gorgeous and vivid sweet cherry fruit. A gossamer like texture as par the course. Tree bark, orange rind now on the nose. Tannins start to come in something fierce after around 15 minutes but they will add fruit as it airs. What a wine. Closest Liaison to the GC’s I’ve ever had.

The legendary 2019. A stunning bottle. Nose starts out quiet but one can tell it’s all there. Rose petals. Vivid mid season cherry. Spices galore. Haunting. Ethereal. Classic Liaison. It opens up every 30 seconds or so aromatically. Wow. Nose is a 9.6. This is the best one since 15. Palate is so juicy, so lithe, so elegant and full of gorgeous and vivid sweet cherry fruit. A gossamer like texture as par the course. Tree bark, orange rind now on the nose. Tannins start to come in something fierce after around 15 minutes but they will add fruit as it airs. What a wine. Closest Liaison to the GC’s I’ve ever had.

Feb 21st, 2022
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

What a nose and at 6 years old this is in a great place. Wild mint, spice, menthol, cedar, pine resin and mid season and sour cherries plus crazy florals. Very very high toned and aromatic. Doesn’t quite have the aromatic depth of the Grand Crus but it’s got the DNA. Elegant and juicy with luscious cherry, red currant and cranberry fruit. Lovely spice and so fresh. Great acids. Seems like it needs air as nose led me to believe it would be a bit more mature. Terrific litheness and such startling purity. The fruit sweetens with air. I’ll be back as this might get a lot better. Even in 8 minutes it went from a 9.2 to 9.4.

What a nose and at 6 years old this is in a great place. Wild mint, spice, menthol, cedar, pine resin and mid season and sour cherries plus crazy florals. Very very high toned and aromatic. Doesn’t quite have the aromatic depth of the Grand Crus but it’s got the DNA. Elegant and juicy with luscious cherry, red currant and cranberry fruit. Lovely spice and so fresh. Great acids. Seems like it needs air as nose led me to believe it would be a bit more mature. Terrific litheness and such startling purity. The fruit sweetens with air. I’ll be back as this might get a lot better. Even in 8 minutes it went from a 9.2 to 9.4.

Jul 8th, 2021
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Lovely ephemeral nose. Silken gossamer. Wilted roses. Expansive and just beautiful. Cherry. Strawberry. 9.4 almost 9.5 nose. Out of this world. Palate is sweet, silky and so elegant. Lovely sappy cherry fruit on the mid and then they crash like a soft wave on the finish. This is so so pretty. Really wowing me on pop and pour. Fresh so fresh. Everything is in its place.

Lovely ephemeral nose. Silken gossamer. Wilted roses. Expansive and just beautiful. Cherry. Strawberry. 9.4 almost 9.5 nose. Out of this world. Palate is sweet, silky and so elegant. Lovely sappy cherry fruit on the mid and then they crash like a soft wave on the finish. This is so so pretty. Really wowing me on pop and pour. Fresh so fresh. Everything is in its place.

Mar 23rd, 2021
Severn Goodwin

Nose has moist cedar shavings, cherry compote, mashed ripe blackberries, smokey strawberry, sugared graham cracker, light earthy/vegetative notes and faint alcohol.

Palate has under-ripe strawberry, dried cherry, dried blackberry, moist chalk, dry loan, mineral dust with mild tannins and a long finish.

This bottle seems slightly ackward tonight, even after a 5H decant. I'm hopeful it should reveal more tomorrow, as usual I underestimated how much time is needed for the Liaison.

A very solid pairing to a middle eastern style dish. We flattened chicken breasts, dredged them in a flour/za'atar/aleppo pepper blend, then gently fried. They were topped with a salad of scallion/lemon zest/walnuts/lemon juice. The dish was 95 points!

Nose has moist cedar shavings, cherry compote, mashed ripe blackberries, smokey strawberry, sugared graham cracker, light earthy/vegetative notes and faint alcohol.

Palate has under-ripe strawberry, dried cherry, dried blackberry, moist chalk, dry loan, mineral dust with mild tannins and a long finish.

This bottle seems slightly ackward tonight, even after a 5H decant. I'm hopeful it should reveal more tomorrow, as usual I underestimated how much time is needed for the Liaison.

A very solid pairing to a middle eastern style dish. We flattened chicken breasts, dredged them in a flour/za'atar/aleppo pepper blend, then gently fried. They were topped with a salad of scallion/lemon zest/walnuts/lemon juice. The dish was 95 points!

Feb 28th, 2021
Lars Fasel

Very light in color. Sour licorice, raspberry, tart currant, and red apple skin. This really needs a second to play nice. Opens up with some forest floor. Keeps getting better.

Very light in color. Sour licorice, raspberry, tart currant, and red apple skin. This really needs a second to play nice. Opens up with some forest floor. Keeps getting better.

Jun 30th, 2020