Chorey-les-Beaune 2010, Tollot-Beaut
This is one of the least well-known Cote d'Or appellations in part because it is small, in part because it lacks vineyards on the Cote itself. The whole appellation is snuggled down on the Saone plane. I wonder if I am being brainwashed though by the Tollot-Beaut offerings since I have tasting notes for 2011, 2007, 2006 and 2005. This Chorey 2010 was immediately attractive on the nose: roses, violets, plum, cherry and red currants. A great breadth of pinot characteristics. And it packs a punch on the palate with lovely concentrated berry and plum fruit flavours, surprisingly structured tannins and a good finish. A very successful wine. Score 26/30 for a Chorey.