- Domaine Tollot-Beaut et Fils
- Pinot Noir
- 2021 - 2030
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Goedhuis, November 2018
This is a forward, poised style with fine red berry texture and lacy acidity weaving through sweet elegant tannins. Beneath its dainty aromatic top layers lies some impressive substance. Indeed, it is one of the finest wines in the cellar and captures Beaune at its best.
Neal Martin, January 2019,
The 2017 Beaune Clos du Roi 1er Cru has a tightly wound bouquet at first, gradually unfolding to reveal blackberry, raspberry preserve and light rose petal aromas. There is a touch of cold steel here. The palate is medium-bodied and supple, and shows plenty of rondeur on the entry. Juicy and almost nubile, this is a Clos du Roi that will be difficult to resist in its youth. 2020 - 2028
Burghound, April 2019,
A notably ripe yet still pleasingly fresh nose possesses notes of markedly spicy red cherry liqueur, kirsch and earth nuances. This mouth feel of the medium weight flavors is rich to the point of opulence while the velvet-textured finish is also slightly sweet. I would make the same remark here that this is a good if atypical 2017. Drink 2023+
Jancis Robinson, January 2019,
Light crimson. So pretty on the nose, subtle and scented with red fruit. Wonderful delicacy without loss of intensity. Refined texture, gentle but with great length. A subtle beauty. Drink 2021-2027
Domaine Tollot-Beaut et Fils
The wines of Tollot-Beaut are some of the best we taste every vintage. Uncomplicated, pure and fresh, they epitomize everything that we love about wines from the Côte de Beaune. In addition, their fleshiness and approachability makes them perfect for cynics who claim that Burgundy is not their cup of tea. The 22-hectare domaine has been family-owned for years. Today, the young, friendly and exceptionally bright Nathalie Tollot manages the domaine with her cousins. The wines are vinified fairly traditionally. About 40% of the crop is de-stemmed, though this varies depending on vintage. The wines are fermented in open-top wooden vats before being aged in oak barrels that are 10-50% new. Very lightly fined and filtered before bottling, the resulting wines are often opulent with noticeable density, always clean and superbly pure. Just wonderful Burgundy.
The viticultural capital of Burgundy, Beaune was the headquarters to the Duchy in the 13th century and is now home to many winemakers and négociants. The appellation of Beaune includes both reds and white wines, though the quantity of red is significantly greater. The soils are predominantly sandier than either those to the north in Aloxe Corton or those to the south in Volnay or Pommard, producing wines that are supple and early drinking in nature. Similar to other surrounding Côte de Beaune appellations, there are no grand crus, but it does offer 42 premier cru sites, some of which are exceptional. These include Les Grèves, Les Teurons and Les Vignes Franches.