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 27 27 750 BH91 HK
2017 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru 'Estournelles St Jacques' 750 BOTTLE 3 3 750 BH91 SHOP
2017 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru 'Estournelles St Jacques' 750 BOTTLE 3 3 750 BH91 HK-P
2018 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru 'Estournelles St Jacques' 750 BOTTLE 65 65 750 BH90 HK
2019 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru 'Estournelles St Jacques' 750 BOTTLE 23 23 750 BH91 HK
2020 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru 'Estournelles St Jacques' 750 BOTTLE 93 93 850 BH92 HK
2018 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 41 41 1,500 BH92 HK
2018 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 4 4 1,500 BH92 SHOP
2019 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 20 20 1,500 BH92 HK
2020 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 24 24 1,600 BH93 HK
2017 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Mazy Chambertin Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 65 65 1,500 BH92 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 - HK
1969 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 1 1 8,000 - SHOP
2017 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 69 69 1,500 BH92 HK
2017 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 4 4 1,500 BH92 SHOP
2017 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 2 2 1,500 BH92 HK-P
2018 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 120 120 1,500 BH92 HK
2018 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 2 2 1,500 BH92 SHOP
2019 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 68 68 1,500 BH93 HK
2020 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 81 81 1,600 BH93 HK
2017 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru 'Estournelles St Jacques'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 750 / BTL 27 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
27
Qty of btl
27
Btl price (HKD)
750
Score
BH91
Location
HK
2017 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru 'Estournelles St Jacques'
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 750 / BTL 3 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
750
Score
BH91
Location
SHOP
2017 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru 'Estournelles St Jacques'
750 ml BOTTLE HK-P HKD 750 / BTL 3 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
750
Score
BH91
Location
HK-P
2018 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru 'Estournelles St Jacques'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 750 / BTL 65 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
65
Qty of btl
65
Btl price (HKD)
750
Score
BH90
Location
HK
2019 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru 'Estournelles St Jacques'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 750 / BTL 23 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
23
Qty of btl
23
Btl price (HKD)
750
Score
BH91
Location
HK
2020 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru 'Estournelles St Jacques'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 850 / BTL 93 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
93
Qty of btl
93
Btl price (HKD)
850
Score
BH92
Location
HK
2018 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,500 / BTL 41 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
41
Qty of btl
41
Btl price (HKD)
1,500
Score
BH92
Location
HK
2018 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 1,500 / BTL 4 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
4
Qty of btl
4
Btl price (HKD)
1,500
Score
BH92
Location
SHOP
2019 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,500 / BTL 20 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
20
Qty of btl
20
Btl price (HKD)
1,500
Score
BH92
Location
HK
2020 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,600 / BTL 24 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
24
Qty of btl
24
Btl price (HKD)
1,600
Score
BH93
Location
HK
2017 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Mazy Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,500 / BTL 65 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
65
Qty of btl
65
Btl price (HKD)
1,500
Score
BH92
Location
HK
1959 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 9,000 / BTL 1 BTL 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 HK HKD 8,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
8,000
Score
-
Location
HK
1969 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 8,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
8,000
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2017 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,500 / BTL 69 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
69
Qty of btl
69
Btl price (HKD)
1,500
Score
BH92
Location
HK
2017 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 1,500 / BTL 4 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
4
Qty of btl
4
Btl price (HKD)
1,500
Score
BH92
Location
SHOP
2017 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE HK-P HKD 1,500 / BTL 2 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
1,500
Score
BH92
Location
HK-P
2018 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,500 / BTL 120 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
120
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
1,500
Score
BH92
Location
HK
2018 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 1,500 / BTL 2 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
1,500
Score
BH92
Location
SHOP
2019 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,500 / BTL 68 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
68
Qty of btl
68
Btl price (HKD)
1,500
Score
BH93
Location
HK
2020 Domaine Frederic Esmonin - Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,600 / BTL 81 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
81
Qty of btl
81
Btl price (HKD)
1,600
Score
BH93
Location
HK
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