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2016 Frederic Esmonin Gevrey Chambertin Estournelles St. Jacques

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June 18, 2023 - $66



92Wine Spectator

Saturated flavors of wild cherry, Earl Grey tea, sandalwood, leather, spice and dried orange peel are embedded in the dense structure of this red. Raw and rigid on the finish for now, with fine potential.

92Stephen Tanzer

The most expressive on the nose of three 1er Crus, offering scents of black raspberry, smoky minerals, rose petal & spices. Plush, savory and sweet, boasting excellent depth to its restrained flavors of red and darker berries... impressive.

...strikingly fresh notes of plum, earth and spice with an appealing floral wisp. There is excellent purity... transparent and more mineral-driven... a lovely mouthfeel while delivering even better length on the lingering finish.


France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin, Les Estournelles-Saint-Jacques

Côte de Nuits is the northern part of the Côte d’Or and it includes the most famous vineyards and wine communes in the world. There are more Grand Cru appellations in the Côte de Nuits than anywhere else in Burgundy. Of the fourteen communes, or villages in the Côte de Nuits, six produce Grand Cru wines. They are Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-St.-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Flagey-Échezeaux and Vosne-Romanee. Some of the vineyards within the Côte de Nuits are tiny, which adds to their prestige. The fabled Grand Cru vineyard La Romanee is barely two square acres. Altogether there are twenty-four Grand Cru vineyards. The region takes its name from the village of Nuits-Saint-Georges. Côtes de Nuits produces mostly reds from Pinot Noir, and the wines have been in demand for centuries. During the 18th century King Louis XIV’s physician recommended that for his health the king only drink wines from Nuits-Saint-Georges. Like most of Burgundy, the soils of the Côte de Nuit can vary greatly from one vineyard to another, though most are a base soil of limestone mixed with clay, gravel and sand.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir, 1er (Premier) Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.