The Greatest Pinot Noir Deal?
2015 Enderle & Moll “Liaison”

Posted by Joe Salamone

In Germany, many insiders consider Enderle & Moll the country’s single greatest producer of Pinot Noir.

The “Liaison” represents the “sweet spot” in terms of quality and price.

It packs the punch of a Premier Cru (we are talking vines of 45 years and older), yet is priced well below the top Bourgogne Rouges out there.

When you put Liaison head-to-head with Pinots from Burgundy, or any other place, it becomes obvious that Liaison is some of the greatest Pinot Noir value in the world.

The 2015 “Liaison” is simply a magical wine - textural and generous, with a crystal clear, deep mineral core and tenacious grip. (The growing murmur regarding the great 2015 Burgundies is not irrelevant when talking about the reds of Baden, a region just a few hundred kilometers east.)

For the past few vintages, Enderle & Moll have been gaining momentum. 2014 was a breakout vintage for them. And in 2015 they go from strength to strength.

The “Liaison” is so named because it’s sourced from old vines on both limestone and sandstone. Sven Enderle and Florian Moll work the vineyards both organically and biodynamically. The Pinots are pressed with a basket press and the elévage is carried out in Dujac barrels sourced directly from the domaine. The wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Yet none of this captures the true essence, the magic of Enderle & Moll’s greatest Pinots. In 2015 especially, it is the force of the wines, their impact, combined with a profound clarity, lift and energy. The “Liaison” shows such delicate complexity, sweet floral perfumes, an edging of dried herbs, soil and stone wrapped in crystalline layers of generous red fruit.

The effect is intense and dizzying. Pinot Noir lovers, this is one of those bottles you have to try.

For those wisely thinking of their cellar, we’re offering special 4-pack pricing. Sven and Florian farm only around 5 hectares, quantities are very limited.

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

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

2015 Enderle & Moll Pinot Noir Liaison

Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Liaison Badischer Landwein is sourced from younger vines in the plots dedicated to the top Pinot Noirs Muschelkalk and Buntsandstein. The blend displays a serious nose with dark and well concentrated fruit of black berries intertwined with a noble spiciness. This is full-bodied, smooth and dense, with a firm structure of ripe, grippy tannins, a chalky freshness and a long, fleshy finish. This is a remarkable, fine and intense Pinot with all the beauties of a ripe Pinot Noir. Excellent."