Why Big Red Diary?
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2008 Tollot-Beaut, Savigny-lès-Beaune Les LavièresSep. 2011
After the Bachelet, here is also some oak, but rather than a smothering sweetness, it’s delivered with a spicy element that is more than amply buffered by a growing, crooning floral aromatic – perfect violets. The last drops in the glass offer a beautiful ‘come-hither’ red fruit. In the mouth there is sweetness, but the acidity urges you into the mid-palate where you have the impression that the wines bursts further into life. Long with a mineral end-note. I might buy a magnum or two for rainy day – if I’m not too late!
2006 Tollot-Beaut, Savigny-lès-Beaune Champs ChevreyMar. 2010
Medium colour. Heavy floral notes that are accented with toffee mainly obscure a pure red fruit note – but occasionally it shines through. In the mouth it’s currently a bit disjointed, that said, all the pieces are pretty good – good volume, background tannins and tasty fruit that’s edged with licorice as it slips into the finish. Not a bit tight, but not showing well either. The last glass is reserved for day 2 and it’s far less the roller-coaster of the previous day. Still the ‘value’ wine of the T-B range.
2004 Tollot-Beaut, Savigny-lès-Beaune Champs ChevreyMar. 2010
Medium colour. A clear, if not stomach churning, vintage character, below is a deep, dark and slightly sweet fruit base. The combination of acidity and faintly astringent tannin have a not too mouth-puckering affect, and the texture is quite interesting. The fruit has just enough sweetness to deliver a level of balance.
2006 Tollot-Beaut, Aloxe-CortonDec. 2008
The nose is less effusive than the Champs-Chevery, though perhaps deeper. In the mouth there’s good concentration though the fruit is less obviously ripe as the last wine. Good balanced and a great finish.
2006 Tollot-Beaut, Corton BressandesDec. 2008
A wide yet understated nose of delicate, lovely fruit and a floral, violet notes. Understated entry but there’s concentration here and it’s great in the mid-palate. The structure is far from dominant and the finish seams rather intense and creamy – really lovely.
2006 Tollot-Beaut, Corton Clos du RoiDec. 2008
Shown after the Corton as it’s much riper. High-toned aromas that are more forceful, still floral but also a little estery. Ripe with velvet tannin and good length. Simpler after the Corton, but hardly less forceful. Good wine.
2006 Tollot-Beaut, BourgogneDec. 2008
The nose impresses with its width and some creamy depth too. Nicely covers the palate – a little structure and nice balance. Good length – a very tasty bourgogne.
2006 Tollot-Beaut, Chorey-lès-Beaune Pièce du ChapitreDec. 2008
A little more depth, and certainly finer. The structure is relatively buried and there’s a nice burst of interest on the mid-palate and into the finish. Very good.
2006 Tollot-Beaut, Savigny-lès-Beaune Champs ChevreyDec. 2008
Medium colour. A high-toned and floral nose backed with a creamy edge. Sweet fruit with good concentration and a very nice acid/tannin balance. Good length – as usual I like this.
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