2005 tollot-beaut, chorey-lès-beaune


2005 Tollot-Beaut, Chorey-lès-Beaunetry to find this wine...
Quite deeply coloured. The nose is deep, broad and significantly oaked – but it’s rather impressive and fun too relative to the price and appellation. Directly after the Voillot Rugiens there is similar density but nothing close to the clarity, focus or intensity – but then we’re at 40% of the sticker price. Fun and tasty, also very good value – just don’t line it up with anything too flashy.
Rebuy – Yes

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There are 3 responses to “2005 tollot-beaut, chorey-lès-beaune”

  1. ed15th December 2007 at 8:09 pmPermalinkReply

    Love economical Burgundy. I’ve had similarly good Chorey-l-B and Ladoix from great vintages, they can be dire in lesser years. Had a simple Bourgogne 05 from Rebourgeon Michel last evening that was a delight, particularly with the steak frites and green beans.

  2. Ralph6th January 2008 at 1:44 amPermalinkReply

    I recently tasted this Tollot-Beaut Chorey-les-Beaune 2005 at an event in New Zealand with a group of people including several winemakers and two MWs. The wine seemed strongly influenced by brettanomyces to the point of having its fruit completely obscured. Quite unpleasant, especially compared to the freshness and intensity of the Aubert de Villaine Mercurey 1er Cru Les Mintots 2005 served alongside. Am I just a member of the “Brett-Nazis” or did any body else see this unpleasant trait?

  3. bill nanson6th January 2008 at 7:47 amPermalinkReply

    Hi Ralph
    Thanks for the interesting note. Whilst I would be the first to admit that low level brett is not really something I have any problem with, I’m surprised that your group found it to such a degree in such a young wine. For me there was a strong dose of oak which is a characteristic of the domaine’s young wines (though less pronounced in 2005), but no ‘band-aid’ notes…
    Cheers, Bill

    PS I see another recent and band-aid free report here

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