Frederic Esmonin

Lavaux St. Jacques Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Pinot Noir

9.25 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
Gevrey-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

When I first started studying to become a Somm, this Burgundian producer was one of my early discoveries. One for its quality and for its QPR.

The nose reveals; brambly, dark berry mix, blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, poached strawberries, baked rhubarb, with hints of pomegranate. The fruits are ripe and fairly well extracted for burgundy. Dark chocolate, light mocha, softly layered baking spices; cinnamon, vanilla with whiffs of clove. Dark, rich earth, limestone minerals, some black licorice, dark cola, wafting liqueur notes, fruit tea, just a hint of funk on the swirl, dry river stones with fresh, dark, red, florals.

The body is medium full and hedonistic. The structure, tension, length and balance are just at the beginnings of hitting their stride. brambly, dark berry mix, blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, poached strawberries, baked rhubarb, with hints of pomegranate. The fruits are ripe and fairly well extracted for burgundy. Dark chocolate, light mocha, caramel, softly layered baking spices; cinnamon, vanilla with whiffs of clove. Dark, rich earth, grainy limestone minerals, moist clay, stem inclusion, some black licorice, dark cola, wafting liqueur notes, fruit tea, just a hint of funk on the swirl, dry river stones with fresh, dark, red, florals with lavender on the long set. The acidity is round and beautiful. The long finish is; rich, ripe, well balanced, elegant, sexy, persistent with some dark spice on the long set.

Brings back great Somm memories with my tasting group here on the opening night of the D&S Lounge.

When I first started studying to become a Somm, this Burgundian producer was one of my early discoveries. One for its quality and for its QPR.

The nose reveals; brambly, dark berry mix, blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, poached strawberries, baked rhubarb, with hints of pomegranate. The fruits are ripe and fairly well extracted for burgundy. Dark chocolate, light mocha, softly layered baking spices; cinnamon, vanilla with whiffs of clove. Dark, rich earth, limestone minerals, some black licorice, dark cola, wafting liqueur notes, fruit tea, just a hint of funk on the swirl, dry river stones with fresh, dark, red, florals.

The body is medium full and hedonistic. The structure, tension, length and balance are just at the beginnings of hitting their stride. brambly, dark berry mix, blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, poached strawberries, baked rhubarb, with hints of pomegranate. The fruits are ripe and fairly well extracted for burgundy. Dark chocolate, light mocha, caramel, softly layered baking spices; cinnamon, vanilla with whiffs of clove. Dark, rich earth, grainy limestone minerals, moist clay, stem inclusion, some black licorice, dark cola, wafting liqueur notes, fruit tea, just a hint of funk on the swirl, dry river stones with fresh, dark, red, florals with lavender on the long set. The acidity is round and beautiful. The long finish is; rich, ripe, well balanced, elegant, sexy, persistent with some dark spice on the long set.

Brings back great Somm memories with my tasting group here on the opening night of the D&S Lounge.

Jun 1st, 2019
Scott Wren

Ah, the approachability and pleasure of youth. Deelish red-black fruit combo satisfies. Spicy bordering on tangy flavor creates interest. Good rich mouthfeel. And importantly not a fortune at retail

Ah, the approachability and pleasure of youth. Deelish red-black fruit combo satisfies. Spicy bordering on tangy flavor creates interest. Good rich mouthfeel. And importantly not a fortune at retail

Sep 1st, 2016
Scott Wren

Forest floor. Med red fruit. Drinking beautifully

Forest floor. Med red fruit. Drinking beautifully

Aug 27th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Sour, tart, sweet, black cherries, there's a liquor quality here, red & black licorice, wet black earth and chalky finish. This is premier Cru Burgundy you want to drink!!! Over delivers at around $50.

Sour, tart, sweet, black cherries, there's a liquor quality here, red & black licorice, wet black earth and chalky finish. This is premier Cru Burgundy you want to drink!!! Over delivers at around $50.

Oct 11th, 2015
Esther Wang

I love this wine, easy drinking, well balanced. This wine screams elegance. ❤️

I love this wine, easy drinking, well balanced. This wine screams elegance. ❤️

Nov 11th, 2017