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FREDERICK ESMONIN

John Tilson • 1/13/22        Print This Post Print This PostComment Bookmark and Share

 

 

I have been buying, tasting and drinking the wines of Frédérick Esmonin for many years. Now the 2019s are here. As usual they are very special and without question they are great wines from a great vintage (to read an earlier article with background commentary on the domaine and tasting notes on the 2018s click here). These are wines y0u do not want to miss. They are cellar treasures. The Frédérick Esmonin wines are imported by Atherton Wine Imports  Atherton, CA

The yields in 2019 were very low and this continued in 2020 and 2021 with 2021 below 10/Hl/Ha and 2020 not much higher. As a result we can expect these wines to also show great concentration. So once again the Frédérick Esmonin wines should be superb. And as an added bonus they represent good value in today’s Red Burgundy market. So be on the look out for these wines. This is a Red Burgundy producer who should be on the must buy list of every Red Burgundy lover!

2019 Frédérick Esmonin Mazy-Chambertin
Dark in color this Mazy is an absolutely stunning wine. It has everything – a complex floral spiced black fruit perfume with great fruit and intensity on the palate. The layers of fruit are lush and rich with impeccable balance and display a long lasting finish. Delicious now the wine will continue to evolve over many years and become a cellar treasure – Extraordinary.    $200

2019 Frédérick Esmonin Ruchottes-Chambertin
Yet another very great wine this Ruchottes is superb. The color is dark and the perfume is full and robust with a myriad of black fruits intermingled with floral spice also showing a faint exotic tinge. On the palate the wine has layers of fruit with great intensity and balance and a long lasting finish. This is yet another cellar treasure – Extraordinary.     $200


2019 Frédérick Esmonin Gevrey-Chambertin 1 er Cru Estournelles Saint-Jacques
Dark in color this wine has a lovely cassis tinged perfume with hints of  floral spice. On the palate it has great fruit and is lush, supple, rounded and very flavorful with cassis and blackberry fruit accented by floral spice nuances. Beautifully balanced it is delicious to drink now but will evolve over many years into the future – Outstanding Plus.   $80

2019 Frédérick Esmonin Gevrey-Chambertin 1 er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques
With a dark color this wine has an exotic tinged cassis perfume with a hint of mint. On the palate it has layers of fruit accented by exotic spice nuances and is beautifully balanced with a lingering finish – Outstanding Plus.    $80


2019 Frédérick Esmonin Gevrey-Chambertin 1 er Cru V.V. Jouises
Dark in color this wine has a gorgeous complex exotic floral perfume with mulberry and black cherry undertones. On the palate it is rich, complex and flavorful with layers of floral tinged fruit yet maintains a great elegance as well. This is a really lovely wine to drink now and will keep for many years into the future. It also represents great value in Red Burgundy – Outstanding Plus.   $48

2019 Frédérick Esmonin Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Prieur
Dark in color this wine has a deep complex perfume of blackberry, mulberry, and cherry with a floral undertone. Beautifully balanced with great structure and lots of supple exotic tinged fruit it is a terrific wine that also represents great value – Outstanding Plus. $45 

2019 Frédérick Esmonin Nuits Saint Georges Les Hauts Pruliers
Dark in color this wine has an exotic tinged blackberry perfume and shows the same components on the palate with a lush, supple undertone, beautiful balance and lots of flavor – Outstanding Plus.   $47

2019 Frédérick Esmonin Cote de Nuits Village La Belle Vue
With a deep color this wine has a lovely cherry/berry perfume and supple and rounded floral tinged cherry/ berry fruit on the palate with lovely balance and a nice finish. And as an added bonus it represents great value – Outstanding.  $33  Best Buy

 

2019 Frédérick Esmonin Pernand Vergelesses Les Boutieres
Dark in color this wine has a lovely black cherry perfume with floral undertones and a faint exotic spice tinge. On the palate it is elegant and supple again showing black cherry fruit with floral spice nuance and is beautifully balanced and flavorful. With great early appeal this is also a great value – Outstanding.  $33   Best Buy

2019 Frédérick Esmonin Bourgogne Rouge Hautes Cotes De Beaune
With a deep color this wine has a lovely berry/cherry tinged perfume and is very elegant, supple, and lush on the palate with lots of fruit and beautifully balanced. Again this is another lovely valued priced Burgundy with lots of early appeal – Outstanding.   $26   Best Buy

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