For Reasons I Can’t Get into, I Have a Decent Allocation This Year for the First and Likely Last Time
This Is Their Best Wine
2022 Enderle and Moll Pinot a Trois
– Just Had the 18, Maybe the Greatest German Pinot of My Life
– Nose: A Depth that is Rare in Pinot Noir
– Easily a 9.9
– An Orb of Complexity
– Ripe Late Season Cherries, Cranberry Bog, Dark Black Cherries and Sour Cherries
– Stunning Level of Spice
– So Floral: Lilacs, Cherry Flowers, Violets
– So Complete and Endless
– With Air, Gorgeous Minerality
– Spicy, Earthy
– Palate: Utterly Massive
– Sweet Fruit with Air
– Cherries, Cranberries
– Enormous Concentration, Power and Structure
– Amazing Delineation
– Insane inner mouth aromas
– Long, Long Fresh and Nimble Finish
Today I have a unicorn wine and that’s about as overused a word in the world of wine as there is, but today it’s true. I’ve only tasted this a handful of times but adored the 22. It’s as rare as hen’s teeth.
I have the 2022 Enderle and Moll Pinot a Trois for $59.99 a bottle on a 4-pack. This likely will be the first and only offer of this wine before it gets re-allocated in 23/24/25 and on and on. It’s by far the best and most complex wine at Chez E and M.
This is the Chambertin of Germany!
This wine is an experiment they started a few years ago, just for fun and it’s one barrel of the oldest vines from each site combined into one super wine. This one comes out of the bottle even darker and more essential-feeling than the “Ida” which I got none this year as they only made 250 bottles.
The structure feels somewhere between the two – a little more saturating and incisive, grippy like the Muschelkalk, yet the weight and density reminds me more of the Buntsandstein. This needs time, but the potential is very real. This is a cornerstone of any German Pinot lover’s cellar.
The nose has a depth that is rare in Pinot Noir and I’ve smelled a lot of Pinot Noir. Sick. 9.9 nose. Ripe late season cherries, cranberry bog, dark black cherries and sour cherries. It’s got all the cherries, but only the best cherries. Wow. Stunning level of spice and flowers. Lilcas, cherry flowers, violets. Just psycho. So complete and endless. Ridiculous. With air the minerality on the nose shines through. Wow so airy and mineral on top of all that fruit! Nose is an orb of complexity. Spicy, feral, soil tones. Insane perfume. Cherry skins, black cherry flesh.
Palate is all there but needs a serious decant at this point. Which I will give it. Cherries, cranberries and huge acidity and freshness with enormous concentration, power and structure. Tannins are big but ripe and so sweet. Man the palate sweets up with air. Tannins are getting velvety. My god this is elite wine. Insane inner mouth aromas. What a sweet, velvety and insanely deeply fruited palate. Amazing delineation all the way through.
Long long finish that is fresh and nimble.
Genius elite wine of the highest level. A real deal 9.8. Profound. Big and soft and so precise.
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