Frédéric Esmonin Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St-Jacques 2018
|Region||France, Burgundy, Gevrey-Chambertin|
The oak is quite subtle and easily allows the more sauvage-inflected aromas of forest floor and various dark berry scents to be appreciated. Once again the mid-palate of the slightly bigger and richer flavors is very supple and rounded that also contrast somewhat with the ever-so-slightly edgy finale. This may well harmonize in time as the edginess is not really intrusive.
Well-defined aromas and flavors of strawberry, cherry, rose and stone are the hallmarks of this expressive red. It firms up nicely, yet remains poised and sophisticated, with fruit, tobacco and iron accents lingering on the finish.