Quick notes from Dinner under the Stars at Moonrise Izakaya on the Upper West Side…
2002 Donnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Riesling Spatlese: Nice petrol & sweet citrus on the nose…moderately sweet, some beeswax and pears, nicely evolved, overall very nice, but not the powerhouse I would expect from Donnhoff.
2014 V. Dauvissat Chablis: Just another great Chablis from the ‘14 vintage. You can throw a rock in any direction in Chablis that year and everybody made great juice. Pale yellow, citrusy nose with lemony/peachy flavors framed with saline and minerals. Lovely stuff.
2015 Enderle & Moll ‘Pinot a Trois’: The blend of the three E&M single vineyards, this is coming along quite nicely. Decanted for a couple of hours, the nose is earthy ripe cherry fruit and herbs, palate shows a nice acidic backbone and full red cherry flavor. Softly tannic, long finish. Really serious juice!
2007 Livio Sassetti Pertimali Brunello: Powerful wine here! Darkest garnet red color, strong Sangio nose of black fruits, herbs and cedar. Surprisingly concentrated for 13 years old…but tannins are nicely evolved. Wonderful, mouth-filling and structured, with jammy fruit that coats your tongue. Beautiful stuff!