2016 Domaine Frédéric Esmonin Mazy-Chambertin Grand Cru

SKU #1341837 93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 A completely different nose speaks of more deeply pitched aromas of dark currant, plum, underbrush and a healthy dose of the warm earth and the sauvage. The impressively rich, full-bodied and powerful flavors display a sleek muscularity and once again ample minerality that continues onto the sappy, persistent and serious finale. This is also very good and should easily reward 12 to 15 years of cellaring.  (1/2018)

92 points Vinous

 Bright dark red. Very dark but aromatic nose combines blackberry, blueberry, sweet new spicy oak and licorice lifted by a violet topnote. Silky and fine-grained on entry, then still a bit youthfully medicinal in the middle palate, with ripe dark fruit and violet flavors dominating. A sexy savory complexity promises much ahead but this is tight today. Finishes with juicy acidity, serious but smooth tannins that dust the front teeth, and sneaky building length. Perhaps not as concentrated or powerful as the 2015 version but delineated, fresh and very well done. 92+ points. (ST)  (1/2018)

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Staff Image By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/22/2018 | Send Email
What a beautiful wine! The 2016 Esmonin Mazy Chambertin displays all the beauty and elegance the 2016 vintage is supposed to have. A gorgeous nose of red berries, red flowers and subtle spice notes gives way to a palate that is full of red berry fruit(cranberry, strawberry, pomegranate and raspberry). Fantastic balance, superb complexity and great persistence make this a great introduction to the wonderful 2016 Burgundy vintage.
Drink from 2018 to 2038

Staff Image By: Lilia McIntosh | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/19/2018 | Send Email
Wine of astonishing beauty Mazy-Chambertin is incredibly aromatic. Notes of black cherry, blackcurrants and spice pour from the glass and captivate you immediately. On the palate it's powerful and opulent yet elegant and bright with uplifting acidity and voluptuous texture, full of black cherries and plum. Very dense and concentrated in flavor it will age for a long time though it's hard to keep your hands off it already!

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Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.


- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.


- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north. View our bestselling Burgundy.
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Gevrey Chambertin

- For many wine aficionados, Gevrey Chambertin is the northernmost end of the true Côte d'Or. The largest of all of the communes, it has 9 Grands Crus (Chambertin, Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Chapelle Chambertin, Charmes Chambertin, Griotte Chambertin, Latricieres Chambertin, Mazy Chambertin, Mazoyeres Chambertin and Ruchottes Chambertin). The best Premier Cru wines come form the vineyards nestled along a hill to the west of the village. The Grands Crus are planted in compacted limestone, while the soils in the rest of the village vary as to their clay content. If we are to characterize broadly, the wines are powerful, muscular and need time in the bottle to develop.