Frédéric Esmonin Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2018
|Region||France, Burgundy, Gevrey-Chambertin|
Burghound Notes - 92 points - 1/2020
This too is aromatically reserved with ripe nuances of poached plum, truffle and earth. The lilting and refined medium weight flavors exude evident salinity on the delicious if again ever-so-mildly drying finish that also strikes me as being due to the recent bottling. This is finer than the Mazy if not quite as complex though this should be more than capable of adding depth with time in bottle.
A deep, velvety red, this bursts with cherry, black currant, violet and graphite aromas and flavors, shrouded in smoky oak. It's intense and linear in profile, with excellent balance and a long, detailed finish.