One-Time Chance: 2018 Enderle & Moll Grand Crus

Posted by Joe Salamone

These are the Pinot Noirs that have made Enderle & Moll famous: perfumed, concise, wild, and stunning transparency.

For us, Enderle & Moll are making some of the greatest Pinot Noirs in Germany. It’s that simple.

And yet, in the 13 years we’ve been supporting the wines, we have never had the opportunity to offer the entire “Grand Cru” collection.

Today we are able to offer one bottle of each of Enderle & Moll’s four “Grand Cru” bottlings, for only $224.80 (a bottle each of “Muschelkalk,” “Buntsandstein,” “Buntsandstein Ida,” and “Pinot et Trois.” See below for more information on the bottlings and tasting notes.

As we stated in our email about their “Liaison” bottling this week, this is an amazing collection. The 2018ers show a depth and pungency, a power that is the signature of this vintage, and yet everything is held in check. These are restrained, very defined Pinot Noirs full of delicacy and soil… and soul.

If you love Pinot Noir and its ability to translate soil into wine, do not miss this offering. Serious Burg-heads should pay attention as these wines embody the Burgundian aesthetic: expressiveness, finesse, and weightless intensity.

You'll likely never see this offer again.

These are not inexpensive wines, and yet the quality and rarity cannot be overstated. These punch well above their weight, and the number of cases imported for the entire U.S. is rarely much more than 10 to 20 cases of each wine, each year, period.

We have provided full tasting notes below. Please give us your maximum order, and we’ll do our best to allocate as best we can.

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

2018 Enderle & Moll Pinot Noir Grand Crus

Special Email 4-Pack Price (1btl of each): $224.80

2018 Enderle & Moll Pinot Noir "Muschelkalk"

Special Bottle Price: $56.95

This is sourced from vines 70+ years old, planted on solid limestone (Muschelkalk). This is one of the oldest parcels of Pinot Noir in Germany. Right out of the bottle, there is a dark, compact black cherry nose; it quickly begins to show the soil, a sandy, iron-rich nose, earth, and dried spice. You feel the energy, freshness, and structure of the limestone, unquestionably. The palate is very compact as well, bound up and full of energy: a tense red cherry core, very sharp and energetic, really super-fine with an almost meaty edge to it.

2018 Enderle & Moll Pinot Noir "Buntsandstein"

Special Bottle Price: $56.95

Buntsandstein is “colored sandstone” – the vines here are a bit younger, somewhere around 60 years old. This wine is a bit wider, a bit more enveloping. On the palate, the general register is similar to the Muschelkalk, yet it is more silky, a little more serpentine in structure. It shows a lovely spectrum of red fruit on the palate, really well integrated into soil and spice and structure. Probably showing the most complete right now though still very young.

2018 Enderle & Moll Pinot Noir "Buntsandstein Ida”

Special Bottle Price: $59.95

This is a separate parcel, also 50-60-year-old vines planted in sandstone, yet it is a separate site that they bought from a lady named Ida. I have a sense there must be more clay here because the wine just smells bigger, more textural. This is really just outrageous; dark fruited and there is something just so dark and heady, wild and perfumed.

2018 Enderle & Moll Pinot Noir "Pinot a Trois"

Special Bottle Price: $74.95

This is an experiment they started a few years ago, just for fun – one barrel of the oldest vines from each site, put together. This one comes out of the bottle even darker and more essential-feeling than the “Ida,” The structure feels somewhere between the two – a little more saturating and incisive, gripping like the Muschelkalk, yet the weight and density reminds me more of the Buntsandstein. This needs time, but the potential is very real.

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