Burgundy

Côte du Beaune


Domaine Tollot-Beaut


2019’s

"A lightly riper and somewhat spicier nose offers up notes of plum, black raspberry and a hint of forest floor. There is better verve and intensity to the plush but focused flavors that also flash a touch of backend austerity on the equally mineral suffused finale. This is sufficiently firm to reward 10+ years of cellaring but not so tightly wound that it couldn't be approached after only 5 or so years." Drink: 2029+ Outstanding ♥ Burghound
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"A brooding and reluctant nose is comprised by notes of fresh dark berries, especially black raspberry, along with touch of forest floor, earth and leather. The rich, concentrated and powerful big-bodied flavors coat the palate before culminating in a youthfully austere, serious and built-to-age finale. This needs to develop better depth but everything appears to be in place for that to occur." Drink: 2031+ Outstanding ♥ Burghound
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Domaine Tollot-Beaut Grand Cru ‘Corton-Bressandes’ 2019

Pinot Noir | Savigny-lès-Beaune, France

"As it usually is, this is at once more elegant and a bit more aromatically complex with its agreeably spicy mix of red and dark cherry, warm earth and floral top note. Here too there is excellent volume to the delicious medium weight flavors that possess both fine verve and minerality, both of which carry over to the balanced and beautifully persistent finale. This isn't as powerful as the Corton but it's notably finer. A qualitative choice." Drink: 2034+ Sweet spot Allen Meadows, Burghound
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"A lightly riper and somewhat spicier nose offers up notes of plum, black raspberry and a hint of forest floor. There is better verve and intensity to the plush but focused flavors that also flash a touch of backend austerity on the equally mineral suffused finale. This is sufficiently firm to reward 10+ years of cellaring but not so tightly wound that it couldn't be approached after only 5 or so years." Drink: 2029+ Outstanding ♥ Burghound
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2018’s – Last Bottles

Fascinating comparison with the Pavelot Dominode 18. There’s a similarity with the fleshy generous fruit and shape to the fruit. The Tollot Beaut goes for a slightly softer mouthfeel with very silky tannins. Like many 2018’s rich mouth filling fruit is at play, a darkness underlying. I’m going to be fascinated to see the Leroux, Pavelot & Tollot-Beaut Savignys evolve over time. As this opens in the glass the air induces refinement and elegance. Delicious wine that in a blind tasting I'
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Again a fascinating difference. When you head to Aloxe-Corton, there is some barely noticeable wood here. It’s doing a superb job adding focus and definition to the wine. This is such a deceptive wine. Wicked depth and length have been tamed to offer a balanced complete wine. Combining the appellation and the generous year gives this ripe yet still fresh flavours. Red fruits, with an earthiness, and a little baking spice. I get the impression that given time this will become something quite sp
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Domaine Tollot-Beaut Grand Cru ‘Corton-Bressandes’ 2018

Pinot Noir | Savigny-lès-Beaune, France

"A brooding nose only reluctantly reveals its extremely fresh notes of plum, cassis, violets and pungent earth. There is a bit more volume to the powerful, concentrated and serious big-bodied flavors that evidence a lovely minerality on the mouth coating, firmly structured and strikingly long and beautifully well-balanced finish. This bad boy of a Bressandes is a knockout but one that is clearly going to require extended cellaring to soften what are presently resolute tannins." Drink: 2035+ Don'
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Benjamin Leroux


Benjamin Leroux Savigny-lès-Beaune 2021

Pinot Noir | Savigny-lès-Beaune, Burgundy

The lion’s share of this vintage comes from the outstanding Aux Fourneaux lieu-dit in the north of the village. Leroux works with lots of Pinot Fin here (a high-quality, low-yielding cultivar of Pinot Noir); vines that give low yields and great concentration. Les Conardises also contributed this year, and both parcels were fully destemmed. The wine was matured in 600-litre barrels. “Also quite a pale colour. The bouquet is a little more pronounced in fresh raspberry fruit, pleasin
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The vines here are owned by one of Leroux’s close friends and are sited in the heart of the Premier Cru, on the east-facing, Beaune side of Savigny. This tends to be the source of the most elegant Savigny wines—so, perfect for powerful years. Like most of the terrain in the Côte d’Or, the soils here are clay/limestone, but the clay here is light and sandy. Therefore, although there’s more flesh here than in the village cuvée, there is also greater finesse. The 2020 fermented with only
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Leroux has been working with a grower here since 2015. Convinced of the quality, he purchased the 0.5-hectare plot in 2021, so from next year’s release, this will be a domaine-owned bottling. The plot, on Cent-Vignes’ brown grèze litée gravels, is planted to two parcels. There’s a section of 50-year-old vines, as well as a young plot planted in 2016. Les Cent-Vignes is one of the first vineyards you encounter if you’re heading west out of Beaune. Leroux is delighted to be working in
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Domaine Pavelot


Fascinating tasting this with Burghound’s note and next to a 2020 Guillard ‘Reniard’ from Gevrey-Chambertin. The villages of Savigny-lès-Beaune and Chorey-lès-Beaune tend to show the sunshine a little more compared to those both further south and north. Dark and clearly ripe, Pavelot has maintained energy and vitality. The tannins build to a crescendo along the palate balancing the richness with a fine acid. The shape and flow are generous, yet linear with that quality tannin and persist
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Fascinating tasting this with Burghound's note and next to a 2020 Guillard 'Reniard' from Gevrey-Chambertin. The villages of Savigny-lès-Beaune and Chorey-lès-Beaune tend to show the sunshine a little more compared to those both further south and north. Dark and clearly ripe, Pavelot has maintained energy and vitality. The tannins build to a crescendo along the palate balancing the richness with a fine acid. The shape and flow are generous, yet linear with that quality tannin and persistent fr
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Pavelot's Top wine rates as one of the few remaining bargains in Burgundy! An extremely ripe yet again, still fresh nose offers up its aromas of mocha, poached plum and black cherry jam. The rich, round and quite supple medium-bodied flavors immediately firm up on the youthfully austere, palate coating and lightly mineral infused finale. This firmly structured effort is going to need at least some patience as it's presently quite tightly wound. Drink: 2036+ ♥ Outstanding Burghound Also
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Here too there is a mentholated top note present on the more sauvage and forest floor nuanced aromas of red and dark currant. I very much like the sense of underlying tension suffusing the even more mineral-driven middle weight flavors that coat the palate with dry extract that buffers the very firm tannic spine shaping the beautifully long finale. This serious, austere and compact effort is quite tightly wound and a wine that is unlikely to make for especially interesting drinking young; then a
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Notes of oak toast and menthol surround the moderately high-toned aromas of red and dark cherry, plum and warm earth. There is terrific intensity to the vibrant, intense and well-detailed medium weight flavors that also brim with minerality on the even more compact, austere and firmly constituted finale. The quality is excellent though I underscore that this is presently a block of stone and it would be largely pointless to open a bottle before at least 7 to 8 years have passed. Dinrk: 2034+ ♥
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Pavelot's Top wine rates as one of the few remaining bargains in Burgundy! The 2018 was delicious the 2019 will be in my gob next week! A perfumed, ripe and cool nose features notes of red currant, black raspberry, violet and a hint of sandalwood. There is very fine mid-palate density with an abundance of sappy dry extract to the velvety and mouth coating flavors that flash good minerality on the powerful, balanced and hugely long finish. This is marvelous but it's also a buy and forget
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Pavelot's Top wine rates as one of the few remaining bargains in Burgundy! The 2018 was delicious the 2019 will be in my gob next week! A perfumed, ripe and cool nose features notes of red currant, black raspberry, violet and a hint of sandalwood. There is very fine mid-palate density with an abundance of sappy dry extract to the velvety and mouth coating flavors that flash good minerality on the powerful, balanced and hugely long finish. This is marvelous but it's also a buy and forget
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Pavelot's Top wine rates as one of the few remaining bargains in Burgundy! The 2018 was delicious the 2019 will be in my gob next week! A perfumed, ripe and cool nose features notes of red currant, black raspberry, violet and a hint of sandalwood. There is very fine mid-palate density with an abundance of sappy dry extract to the velvety and mouth coating flavors that flash good minerality on the powerful, balanced and hugely long finish. This is marvelous but it's also a buy and forget
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Pavelot's Top wine rates as one of the few remaining bargains in Burgundy! Delicious. Energy, length & depth, fine even velvety tannins. A little musk, red and darker berry fruits. Nice bit of baking spice, roast beetroot / blood, savoury with a whiff of graphite, together, fun, excellent drinking. A delicacy wrapping a little power. Love the line and length. Great harmony and expression. Plenty more to come from this with time. Also available as a Magnum!
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Fascinating tasting this with Burghound’s note and next to a 2020 Guillard ‘Reniard’ from Gevrey-Chambertin. The villages of Savigny-lès-Beaune and Chorey-lès-Beaune tend to show the sunshine a little more compared to those both further south and north. Dark and clearly ripe, Pavelot has maintained energy and vitality. The tannins build to a crescendo along the palate balancing the richness with a fine acid. The shape and flow are generous, yet linear with that quality tannin and persist
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The 2019 Bourgogne Rouge offers up aromas of sweet red berries and plums mingled with peonies and spices. Medium to full-bodied, seamless and textural, it's deep and complete, with lively acids and a penetrating finish. Bouley now gives his regional bottlings the same extended élevage as his grander appellations, and the result are compelling. William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
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Pavelot's Top wine rates as one of the few remaining bargains in Burgundy! The 2018 was delicious the 2019 will be in my gob next week! A perfumed, ripe and cool nose features notes of red currant, black raspberry, violet and a hint of sandalwood. There is very fine mid-palate density with an abundance of sappy dry extract to the velvety and mouth coating flavors that flash good minerality on the powerful, balanced and hugely long finish. This is marvelous but it's also a buy and forget
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The 2020 Bourgogne Chardonnay offers up aromas of honeyed orchard fruit, white flowers, citrus zest and freshly baked bread. Medium to full-bodied, ample and seamless, it's a bright, charming wine that will drink well on release. William Kelley, The Wine Advocate 88 Points BH 87 From the planes below Puligny-Montrachet
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Maison Dieu is the name of an actual lieu-dit situated in Pommard but Violot chooses to employ the term cuvée anyway; in the period prior to 1937 this well-situated parcel was declared as Pommard rather than Bourgogne “Ripe aromas of red berries, plum and plenty of earth lead to voluminous and very rich middle weight flavors that possess a seductive texture before concluding in a clean, refreshing and only mildly rustic finale.” Burghound
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Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Bourgogne Blanc Côte d’Or 2021

Chardonnay | Puligny-Montrachet, Burgundy

The 2019 was the best Bourgogne Blanc that came across our tasting table from the vintage. Yet to try the 2020. Looking forward to it tantalising our tastebuds. One of the best value white Burgundies in our portfolio. “The vines are situated below Puligny for the most part. Pale lemon colour. A bit of bacon fat lends a phenolic aspect. Tighter and plenty of weight. Very good length.”  Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy 86-88 Points
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“Almost black in the centre. Black cherry, very powerful indeed with some firm tannins and still very good acidity. Sterner and weightier, not for the ethereal minded. The wine had not yet been adjusted for sulphur and a second sample was fresher, though along similar lines.” Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy 89-92 Points “The 2020 Maranges La Fussière 1er Cru which contains slightly less whole bunch than the Village, has a more austere, well-defined, stony bouquet featuring dark berry
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“Another hyper intense black purple colour, always very concentrated from their 90 year old vines, still in great condition. Black cherry stones. Plenty of tannins. I am not overpowered by the fruit though. It just needs much more time to come out of its shell. There is a huge mass of really bright fruit waiting within and a lovely clean pure finish.” Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy 90-93 Points “The 2020 Maranges Clos de la Boutière 1er Cru has an airy bouquet of dark berry fruit, pr
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A cuvée that now sees two winters in barrel like the rest of the range, the 2020 Bourgogne Côte d’Or Rouge exhibits aromas of sweet berries, spices and vanilla pod, followed by a medium to full-bodied, ample and seamless palate that’s flesh and charming, with sweet tannins and succulent acids. Drink 2023-2035 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate 89 Points
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Bourgogne from Meursault Vineyards! Proving once again that you have to know the fruit source of any Bourgogne level wines. Javillier's are both from vineyards in Meursault. The Cuvée de Forgets from the Volnay side and the Cuvée Oligocène from the Puligny side.
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A much earthier and more sauvage-suffused nose speaks of poached plum, dark raspberry and a hint of forest floor. There is both excellent energy and details to the nicely mineral-driven medium weight flavors that conclude in a grippy but not tough finish that offers fine depth and persistence. Les Duresses almost never drinks especially well young and I don't see this one doing that either so be prepared to give it at least 5 to 6 years first. Allen Meadows, Burghound 89-92 Points
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Domaine Bernard Moreau Bourgogne Chardonnay 2020

Chardonnay | France, Burgundy

This is a delicious drink straight off the bat! 100% Chassagne fruit. This is a delicious drink straight off the bat. Approachable young and good to go over the next few years. A level of generosity and immediate appeal while showing the freshness and hinting at the complexity and precision that comes as you move through Alex's range. The 2019 Bourgogne Chardonnay bursts with aromas of citrus oil, peaches and white flowers. Medium-bodied, perfumed and charming, it derives from parcels in the
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Domaine Alex Moreau Bourgogne Chardonnay 2021

Chardonnay | France, Burgundy

This is a delicious drink straight off the bat! 100% Chassagne fruit. This is a delicious drink straight off the bat. Approachable young and good to go over the next few years. A level of generosity and immediate appeal while showing the freshness and hinting at the complexity and precision that comes as you move through Alex's range. Fine-boned and precise, the 2021 Bourgogne Chardonnay offers up aromas of pear, citrus oil, white flower and clear honey, followed by a medium-bodied, v
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Domaine Henri Germain Côte d’Or Blanc 2018

Chardonnay | Meursault, Burgundy

"A notably ripe yet still attractively fresh nose flashes a hint of exotic fruit character on the notes of white peach, poached pear and whiff of lychee. There is once again very good energy to the delicious, round and rich flavors that also deliver fine length on the clean and dry finish." Allen Meadows, Burghound
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Domaine Henri Germain Côte d’Or Blanc 2021

Chardonnay | Meursault, Burgundy

Offering up aromas of pear, lime blossom and freshly baked bread, Germain's 2021 Bourgogne Côte d'Or is medium-bodied, with a racy spine of acidity and a saline finish. It's a lean, somewhat old-fashioned white that will likely pick up a bit more texture in bottle. William Kelley, The Wine Advocate 87-89 Points JM 87-89
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Here the expressive nose is spicier and a bit more floral as well with its baked plum, black cherry and soft earth scents. I very much like the texture of the medium-bodied flavors that are more precise if not quite as rich or powerful, all wrapped in a mildly sweet finish where a touch of warmth slowly emerges. While qualitatively similar, the texture of this and the Les Duresses are like night and day. Allen Meadows, Burghound 89-92 Points
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