DOMAINE FREDERIC ESMONIN

Available for our Hong Kong and Mainland China-based clients.

By Florian Rossignol, 29 December 2021

Domaine Frédéric Esmonin is a family estate printed in Burgundy landscape now for generations. They were known in the ‘50s and ‘60s as great fruit suppliers to négociants such as Drouhin, Jadot and Leroy. In 1988 they began domaine-bottling. Most of their wines were sold in the American and Japanese markets, and up until recently that has still been the case.

With Burgundy prices rising dramatically, it is difficult to associate “good value” and “grand cru”. But at Domaine Frédéric Esmonin you can choose between Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru, Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru and a good selection of 1ers Crus at very good prices. Drinking their wines gives me a good lecture on and understanding of what Gevrey-Chambertin terroir is.

Wines are made with finesse of fruit and texture allowing for young drinking appeal, but the depth and complexity of the climats they work are clearly in evidence. If the Japanese likes their wines, there must be a reason!

On a team visit to the domaine we met Frédéric and his father André in September 2019, and tasting from barrel we were impressed by the 2018s here. The gem in the 2018 offering is Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru 'Estournelles St. Jacques'. This is a wonderful sunny south-facing vineyard that delivers a real succulence of fruit and natural concentration from small grapes. The silkiness and volume of that 1er Cru arouses curiosity on how grands crus here will perform with some further bottle ageing.

Another “highlight” is their Mazy-Chambertin Grand Cru (from 40+ year old vines). This shows a typical density of black fruit and liquorice that we come to expect. The Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru (50+ year old vines) comes from a parcel neighbouring Rousseau’s Clos des Ruchottes. The silky airiness, minerality and supple succulence impressed me at such a young stage (barrel tasting).

 In the cellar, Esmonin uses traditional techniques to have a gentle extraction, such as a short cold maceration, which gives extra layers of complexity to his wines. 80-100% of new oak are used on 1ers Crus, and Grands Crus. All his wines are racked only prior to bottling (without filtration).

We have a good selection of the 2016 vintage from Domaine Frederic Esmonin that we just re-tasting recently and is in a good drinking window now. Of the 2016 Ruchottes-Chambertin I wrote the following description: elegant red fruit, very detailed. On the palate, I enjoy the silkiness, airy texture and soft touch of tannins, sappy and complex, this is definitely a grand cru level wine. Great pairing with cold cuts or with heavier dishes.

We are pleased to be able to offer such top class wines at accessible prices. We invite you to explore for yourself.

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Vintage Wine Bottle Size Unit of sale Qty of unit Qty of btl Btl price (HKD) Score Location
2017 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru 'Estournelles St Jacques' 750 Bottle 3 3 750 BH91 HK-P
2021 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru 'Estournelles St Jacques' 750 Bottle 48 48 850 BH88 HK
2021 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru 'Estournelles St Jacques' 750 Bottle 3 3 850 BH88 SHOP
2017 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru 750 Bottle 20 20 1,600 BH92 HK
2017 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru 750 Bottle 4 4 1,600 BH92 SHOP
2018 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru 750 Bottle 4 4 1,600 BH92 SHOP
2019 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru 750 Bottle 9 9 1,600 BH92 HK
2020 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru 750 Bottle 24 24 1,600 BH93 HK
1959 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru 750 Bottle 1 1 9,000 - SHOP
1969 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru 750 Bottle 1 1 8,000 - SHOP
2005 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru 1500 Bottle 1 1 4,500 - SHOP
2017 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru 750 Bottle 2 2 1,600 BH92 HK-P
2018 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru 750 Bottle 106 106 1,600 BH92 HK
2018 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru 750 Bottle 3 3 1,600 BH92 SHOP
2019 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru 750 Bottle 18 18 1,600 BH93 HK
2020 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru 750 Bottle 78 78 1,600 BH93 HK
2021 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru 750 Bottle 24 24 1,600 BH 89 HK
2017 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru 'Estournelles St Jacques'
750 ml Bottle HK-P HKD 750 / BTL 3 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
750
Score
BH91
Location
HK-P
2021 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru 'Estournelles St Jacques'
750 ml Bottle HK HKD 850 / BTL 48 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
48
Qty of btl
48
Btl price (HKD)
850
Score
BH88
Location
HK
2021 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru 'Estournelles St Jacques'
750 ml Bottle SHOP HKD 850 / BTL 3 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
850
Score
BH88
Location
SHOP
2017 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml Bottle HK HKD 1,600 / BTL 20 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
20
Qty of btl
20
Btl price (HKD)
1,600
Score
BH92
Location
HK
2017 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml Bottle SHOP HKD 1,600 / BTL 4 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
4
Qty of btl
4
Btl price (HKD)
1,600
Score
BH92
Location
SHOP
2018 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml Bottle SHOP HKD 1,600 / BTL 4 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
4
Qty of btl
4
Btl price (HKD)
1,600
Score
BH92
Location
SHOP
2019 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml Bottle HK HKD 1,600 / BTL 9 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
9
Qty of btl
9
Btl price (HKD)
1,600
Score
BH92
Location
HK
2020 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml Bottle HK HKD 1,600 / BTL 24 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
24
Qty of btl
24
Btl price (HKD)
1,600
Score
BH93
Location
HK
1959 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml Bottle SHOP HKD 9,000 / BTL 1 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
9,000
Score
-
Location
SHOP
1969 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml Bottle SHOP HKD 8,000 / BTL 1 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
8,000
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2005 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru
1500 ml Bottle SHOP HKD 4,500 / BTL 1 case available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
4,500
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2017 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml Bottle HK-P HKD 1,600 / BTL 2 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
1,600
Score
BH92
Location
HK-P
2018 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml Bottle HK HKD 1,600 / BTL 106 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
106
Qty of btl
106
Btl price (HKD)
1,600
Score
BH92
Location
HK
2018 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml Bottle SHOP HKD 1,600 / BTL 3 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
1,600
Score
BH92
Location
SHOP
2019 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml Bottle HK HKD 1,600 / BTL 18 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
18
Qty of btl
18
Btl price (HKD)
1,600
Score
BH93
Location
HK
2020 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml Bottle HK HKD 1,600 / BTL 78 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
78
Qty of btl
78
Btl price (HKD)
1,600
Score
BH93
Location
HK
2021 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml Bottle HK HKD 1,600 / BTL 24 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
24
Qty of btl
24
Btl price (HKD)
1,600
Score
BH 89
Location
HK
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HK-Shop / available for in-store purchase in Sai Ying Pun.
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En-Primeur / wines still in chateau; will arrange delivery to once wine is received in HK