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Frederic Esmonin Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Prieur 2016

Frederic Esmonin Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Prieur 2016

SKU 015643243431


Esmonin is becoming one of the most consistent, high quality producers in Gevrey. They are now using a new bladder-press and have excellent control over the amount of pressure exerted on the grapes, which are picked only when they have reached ideal ripeness. After a short cold maceration gives the wines an extra dimension of fruit, they are aged in carefully selected French oak barrels of Allier and Nevers forest wood made by Radoux and Berthomieu, two of the very best coopers. Wines are aged in barrels of varying age and toast and then blended in order to achieve optimum balance and complexity.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Cote de Nuits
Brand Frederic Esmonin
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Wine SpectatorThis red starts out with cherry and strawberry fruit, matched to a firm, dense matrix. Stone and spice elements add depth as this tightens up on the chalky finish. This feels austere now, but the lasting impression is of sweet fruit. Best from 2022 through 2037.

Bruce Sanderson, May 2018