Chorey-lès-Beaune 2011, Tollot-Beaut
The first red tasted at the domaine in July 2013, Tollot-Beaut are recognized as one of the best -- if not the best -- producers of Chorey in the world. This offering has a cherry nose, upfront tannins, its slightly rustic comme il faut. There is a chewy cherry finish, its tangy, bright, good but a slight hint of green reflecting the slightly tricky 2011 vintage for reds. I am no Chorey expert but believe this wine has shown better in more sunny vintages such as 2001, 2005 and 2009. Scores 22/30 for a Chorey.