2012 Domaine Tollot-Beaut Chorey-Les-Beaune
The Tollot-Beaut family domaine, created at the end of the 19th century, initally had vines in the commune of Chorey before stretching out over the generations to Beaune, Savigny and Aloxe-Corton. Today, three cousins look after a 24-hectare vineyard, a mosaic of appellations, like Corton-Bressandes, acquired in the 1930s. This was the era that saw the first exports of Domaine Tollot-Beaut’s wines to the United States and England.
A source of some of the most delightful Pinot noir in Beaune, Chorey-les-Beaune is a great place to start exploring red Burgundies that do not command a great deal of cellar time. In style, they are akin to the reds of Aloxe-Corton but more fruit forward and approachable in their youth.
Robert Parker 91 Points: The 2012 Chorey-les-Beaune Village was tasted as a blend of the two cuvées that Tollot-Beaut create. It has an attractive raspberry, wild strawberry and morello nose, a slight metallic note in the background though that ebbs away with time. The palate is silky smooth on the entry with blue and red berry fruit, saturated tannins and a generous, rounded, lightly-spiced finish. There is a pastille-like purity here and it constitutes to be an absolutely delicious village cru.
Decanter 90 Points: A terrific village Chorey from vines over ninety years old. Notes of juicy red cherry, coniferous sous bois and subtle espresso lead into a refined, well balanced and full-bodied palate showing impressive depth and intensity through the persistent finish. Drinking Window 2018 – 2045
Normally $39.99…Sherlock’s Price $29.99*