Tollot Beaut – the jewel of Chorey lès Beaune
A family owned monopole vineyard and Tollot-Beaut’s finest cuvée in the appellation. This is a bright and accessible style, so typical for Chorey, with its easy raspberry Pinot fruit characteristics. The fresh tannins provide subtle substance and backbone. A well-balanced style and a great example of the delightful 2013 vintage.
Slightly smoky aromatics, from the new barrel it is in now. There is sweetness, plenty of smooth tannins; Quite dark and spicy…I found the oak dominated; we tried another sample: This is much better, rich red fruit on the aroma. Full and generous, the tannins are firm, but smooth and have a good grip plenty of them. Sweet and bramble fruit on the finish. Score 15.5. From 2019
Light red cherry colour, this is all about red fruit and accessibility. A very easy-drinking style focusing on the charm and delicacy of Pinot Noir.
A cool, reserved and more deeply pitched nose is composed of rustic dark berry fruit, plum and plenty of earth influence. The delicious and vibrant flavors once again possess more volume and concentration along with better depth and length on the lingering finish where a touch of bitter cherry arises. This excellent effort is recommended and it's relatively rare to find Chorey with this level of quality. Outstanding. Top value. Drink 2019+
The 2014 Chorey les Beaune la Pièce du Chapitre, the two-hectare monopole that was inherited by the domaine in 2001, has a refined and elegant, slightly earthy bouquet with flinty notes developing in the glass. The 20% new oak is nicely integrated with supple tannin, a mixture of black and red fruit with a linear, structured finish that has a certain strictness to it. One of Nathalie Tollot's more reserved offerings? Drink 2017-2026
Some floral notes; just a hint of exotic flowers. Rich strike and full middle; quite plump and very smooth tannins again…after the rounded mid palate, which is juicy, the finish is fresh and a bit spicy. (the tannins are very smooth and I wondered if the machine had helped with the tannins management here and Cedric thinks, “maybe as the berries are in perfect shape when they go into the tank this helps…as the grapes are not pushed though the pipe anymore in transit to the tank and not at all crushed..just perfect whole berries.”