Enderle & Moll

Liaison Pinot Noir

9.257 ratings
9.310 pro ratings
Baden, Germany
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
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
Tom Casagrande

Sappy and snappy. Great nose of sour cherry ooze, cracked rock dust, graham cracker, and mossy undergrowth. Tremendous minerality in the mouth is accented by very good acidity. Very pure barely ripe cherry fruit is the first whack, but then quickly turns minerally as the fairly long finish evolves. Tremendous with a simply roasted chicken.

UPDATE: On night 2, after 24 hours under a vacuum closure, it was fading and showing an oxidative note. So drink ‘em if you got ‘em.

Sappy and snappy. Great nose of sour cherry ooze, cracked rock dust, graham cracker, and mossy undergrowth. Tremendous minerality in the mouth is accented by very good acidity. Very pure barely ripe cherry fruit is the first whack, but then quickly turns minerally as the fairly long finish evolves. Tremendous with a simply roasted chicken.

UPDATE: On night 2, after 24 hours under a vacuum closure, it was fading and showing an oxidative note. So drink ‘em if you got ‘em.

Feb 26th, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

In a terrific place. Nose of smokey berries, cherries, pine resin, gorgeous detail. Very very aromatic. In a zone. Elegant and juicy, with lovely sweet fruit and loads of earth. Ethereal. Gossamer like tannins and lovely persistence. A great wine.

In a terrific place. Nose of smokey berries, cherries, pine resin, gorgeous detail. Very very aromatic. In a zone. Elegant and juicy, with lovely sweet fruit and loads of earth. Ethereal. Gossamer like tannins and lovely persistence. A great wine.

Jan 29th, 2020
Chris MacLean

Complex, deep and expressive. But also a bit saturated and rich in a way that seemed slightly sweet when tasted next to a Burgundy. Incredible nose. Great wine for the money. Better on day two.

Complex, deep and expressive. But also a bit saturated and rich in a way that seemed slightly sweet when tasted next to a Burgundy. Incredible nose. Great wine for the money. Better on day two.

Mar 12th, 2018
Severn Goodwin

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, the youths (mostly college)! Our conductor Andris Nelsons is leading one operatic work from WAGNER (Die Walküre, Act I). This is our WAGNER weekend with the BSO, Acts II & III will be performed tomorrow afternoon and evening.

On the nose we have light cedar box, black pepper, ripe blackberries/strawberries and voilet blossom. On the palate we have chalky Pinot fruits, sweet spice notes, earthy/loamy minerals, ripe cherry and blackberry. In a very nice place tonight!

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, the youths (mostly college)! Our conductor Andris Nelsons is leading one operatic work from WAGNER (Die Walküre, Act I). This is our WAGNER weekend with the BSO, Acts II & III will be performed tomorrow afternoon and evening.

On the nose we have light cedar box, black pepper, ripe blackberries/strawberries and voilet blossom. On the palate we have chalky Pinot fruits, sweet spice notes, earthy/loamy minerals, ripe cherry and blackberry. In a very nice place tonight!

1 person found it helpfulJul 27th, 2019
Jarrod Kaplan

Jarrod had this 3 years ago

Jarrod had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJun 24th, 2018
Severn Goodwin

WOW 🎆...every time we open this bottle I am just floored at the QPR, nothing beats it. For a sub $30 Spätburgunder, I'll take this every vintage.

On the nose we have black pepper and luscious, ripe blackberries/strawberries, perhaps violet sneaking up on you.
On the palate, so smooth with chalky Pinot fruits, sweet spice notes, earthy/loamy minerals and oh the cherries, they just keep coming at you!

Finish is forever, minium 3-4 hour decant required.

Paired with some beautiful 🐖 chops from a 1/2 pig we purchased last fall... Farmer direct, it's the best way to know the quality of your food.

WOW 🎆...every time we open this bottle I am just floored at the QPR, nothing beats it. For a sub $30 Spätburgunder, I'll take this every vintage.

On the nose we have black pepper and luscious, ripe blackberries/strawberries, perhaps violet sneaking up on you.
On the palate, so smooth with chalky Pinot fruits, sweet spice notes, earthy/loamy minerals and oh the cherries, they just keep coming at you!

Finish is forever, minium 3-4 hour decant required.

Paired with some beautiful 🐖 chops from a 1/2 pig we purchased last fall... Farmer direct, it's the best way to know the quality of your food.

1 person found it helpfulMay 29th, 2018
Matthew Cohen

Tastes like ... liaison in a great year. Nice ripe fruit combined with classic E&M spice and a bit of licorice. Nose is ... hard to describe... because it’s sort of unique. Great wine. Bought from Fass selections.

Tastes like ... liaison in a great year. Nice ripe fruit combined with classic E&M spice and a bit of licorice. Nose is ... hard to describe... because it’s sort of unique. Great wine. Bought from Fass selections.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 13th, 2018
Pinotman /// Andreas

Thyme on the nose. Elegant. I like the alpine 🌿 herbs description. It’s spot on. For the money the most complex Pinot on the market. Very highly rated because of the low price. If there is any chance you see this wine go get it. Tried many times this is one of my last bottles they do not last.

Thyme on the nose. Elegant. I like the alpine 🌿 herbs description. It’s spot on. For the money the most complex Pinot on the market. Very highly rated because of the low price. If there is any chance you see this wine go get it. Tried many times this is one of my last bottles they do not last.

1 person found it helpfulJan 3rd, 2018
Aravind A

Fanatstically aromatic nose with loads of ripe red fruit and some roses. On the palate, great acidity, pomegranate, cranberry, some bitterness, but a nice finish, with a touch of chalky tannin. Very appealing right now, but seems like it has the stuffing to improve with a bit of bottle age.

Fanatstically aromatic nose with loads of ripe red fruit and some roses. On the palate, great acidity, pomegranate, cranberry, some bitterness, but a nice finish, with a touch of chalky tannin. Very appealing right now, but seems like it has the stuffing to improve with a bit of bottle age.

1 person found it helpfulDec 9th, 2017